Microsoft patents head mounted blood pressure monitor – MSPoweruser

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Christian Holz and Edward Wang. IMWUT 2017.
Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA via mspoweruser.com

There are two things that are needed for success here:

  1. This device can also monitor blood glucose levels with a separate sensor as well as a bodyfat % recorder.
  2. Medicare, Medicaid, VA Health, and private insurers mandated to pay for this and related items.

My comment on this article from Disqus:

Especially since Medicare/Medicaid won’t pay for the current monitors at home, and few private insurers do as well, though the tech is such that it’s HIPAA compliant, and family doctors and their staff can be alerted to issues before they show up at the quarterly exam periods.

via Microsoft patents head mounted blood pressure monitor – MSPoweruser

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Fitbit’s Ionic smartwatch is getting support for Continuous Blood Glucose Monitoring – MSPoweruser

Now Fitbit needs to expand to standard Blood Glucose monitors such as the OneTouch Ultra2, that I personally use.

via Fitbit’s Ionic smartwatch is getting support for Continuous Blood Glucose Monitoring – MSPoweruser

Nokia to buy digital health firm Withings for $191 million | Re/code

Nokia rises from the “American Dead” after all.

The maker of digital scales and fitness trackers will form the basis of a new Nokia digital health business.

Source: Nokia to buy digital health firm Withings for $191 million | Re/code