Conferences/Wearable Patient Monitoring Devices

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Internet of Things Conferences

Ten of the top Internet of Things (IoT) conferences in the United States base on attendance and longevity are:

IoT Tech Expo14,000 attendees, 3rd year
IoT Evolution Expo4,000 attendees, 9th year
Minds + Machines3,700 attendees, 8th year
Atmosphere 2018 - 3,000 attendees, longevity unknown, at least 2nd year
IoT Tech Connect3,000 attendees, longevity unknown, at least 2nd year
IoT Fuse Conference1,100 attendees, 4th year
International Conference on Internet of Things — Attendance unknown, 20th year
Industrial IoT USA — Attendance unknown, 3rd year

The requested details for these conferences have been entered on the attached spreadsheet.

Methodology

To identify 10 of the top IoT conferences, I first searched for those that have the largest attendance. If attendance was not available, I focused on those that have been in existence the longest. Most conferences are focused solely on IoT, but the Sensor Expo & Conference, Minds + Machines, and Atmosphere 2018 have additional tech components to their events. However, because their IoT tracks are highlighted on their conference pages, I feel confident IoT is a major part of these events.

Conclusion

The IoT conference with the highest attendance is IoT Tech Expo, with 14,000 attendees. It will be held in Santa Clara, California in November. The longest-running IoT conference is the Sensor Expo & Conference, which has been running for 30 years and will be held in San Jose, California in June.
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"NEW" Wearable Patient Monitoring Devices That Are Used In A Healthcare Setting

We have listed seven wearable devices below, which have entered the market in the last three years. The details of these devices are included in the spreadsheet and a brief summary of each is given below. We came across many other devices, but they did not qualify as “new” or “not a fitness device.”

Wearable Devices

Here is the list of seven wearable devices:

1. Biopatch — A wearable device manufactured by Zephyr is an activity monitor that attaches to the patient’s chest and monitors minute-by-minute vital information. The monitoring happens 24-hours-a-day and tghe device notifies the hospital as soon as there are any bad signs. This early information helps the patient in avoiding unnecessary hospitalization and stress. The initial release of the device was November 29, 2016.

2. Bioflux — A single-unit mobile cardiac telemetry (MCT) device is manufactured by Biotricity. The device enables real-time monitoring and transfer of the ambulatory patient ECG details, which is constantly collected and uploaded to cloud servers, where it is analyzed and used to provide support for emergencies. The exact date of the launch of the device is not available, but the media article mentions that the company was planning to launch the device in December 2016.
3. Rapael Smart Glove — The wearable device is manufactured by Neofect. The device helps patients, who have had strokes or other neurological and musculoskeletal injuries, regain mobility in their hands. It monitors data through a Bluetooth sensor and creates an exercise schedule based on the patient’s needs. The hospital version of the device has been available since 2014, but the home version has recently reached the market. Hence, we have included this device on our list.

4. Fever Scout — The device is a new kind of thermometer, which can be used by parents to continuously monitor the temperature of their child when they are feeling sick. It’s a soft, wearable smart thermometer patch that is worn under the armpit. It continuously tracks temperature information and sends it to a mobile app. The device was available from February 2017.

5. AccendoWave — The device is used to monitor the discomfort level in a patient using electroencephalography (EEG) system. The device connects with a Samsung tablet and generates content based on the user’s discomfort level. The discomfort level of patients is monitored through their brain waves and content is rated based on the pain alleviated. The device was released in June 2015.

6. Ava Bracelet — Ava Bracelet is an FDA-approved device, which monitors a woman’s fertility and menstrual cycle. The device monitors the rise of reproductive hormones through sensors, which collect up to 3 million data points, such as resting pulse rate, skin temperature, sleep, perfusion, bio-impedance, breathing, and sleep. The device has been available since 2015.

7. K’Watch Glucose — K’Watch is a wearable device manufactured by PK Vitality. It is a wearable device that measures glucose levels using a revolutionary biosensor, K’apsul. The device helps diabetic patients to self-monitor their glucose level without the need for blood-based tests. The device has been available from the end of 2017.

Conclusion

We have identified seven wearable devices, which have been introduced to the market in the last three years. The details of these devices have been added to the spreadsheet, long with the brief summary of each above.

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