New wearable devices from CES 2019 and communicator for health workers – Smartbadge. Week’s news

2019-01-25

New wearable devices from CES 2019 and communicator for health workers – Smartbadge. Week’s news

The telemedicine law is one of the reasons for the 10.8% growth of private healthcare service market of the Russian Federation. Discover more in our weekly digest.

Meet new version of Smartbadge communicator for health workers

Vocera has developed a new version of the communicator for hospital staff. The gadget equipped with a large touch screen provides an access to various medical systems. The communicator will allow health professionals from one hospital to rapidly contact with each other using a voice.

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The manufacturer has supplied the gadget with additional options: a panic button, protection from humidity, and a huge screen showing data from 140 clinical systems. Besides, updated Smartbadge has a do not disturb feature that can be activated manually and inactivated automatically after a certain time.

CES 2019 shows upgraded option of GoBe calorie counter

Russian manufacturer, HealBe, has produced the second version of wearable device able to calculate the amount of calories. Developers presented GoBe 2 at the technological exhibition – CES 2019. The previous option received a negative feedback from users and mass media particularly due to inaccurate calculations.

HealBe stated that the GoBe 2 smart bracelet was tested at the University of California, Davis, and proved to measure the calculation of calories with the 90% accuracy. Moreover, the wearable device can determine the amount of liquid in cells. The bracelet has already entered the market and costs $179.

Volume of compulsory health insurance market grows by 17% in a year

BusinesStat analysts have published data on the medical services market in 2018. According to estimates, the healthcare market increased by 11.6% within the past year in comparison with the previous one. It is equal to 3 trillion RUB.

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By the way, the compulsory health insurance sector went up by 17% and the private medical services market by 10.8%. Analysts believe that such a healthcare performance was caused by several aspects, including the telemedicine law allowing patients to obtain a remote medical advice.

Smart patch to control ECG and blood oxygen level

CES 2019, developers from Belgium and the Netherlands introduced a smart patch monitoring vital factors of human body. The device attached to the chest is able to measure heart rate, breathing rate, and blood oxygen saturation.

The smart patch operates on two batteries that retain the charge within seven days. The solution is not new: it is an advanced version of the patch designed two years ago. The current model is more convenient, cheaper, and eco-friendly because of its nontoxic elements.

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