(Newsmax Health) -- Could a wearable device help you lose weight by listening to your gut? The answer for Dr. Brennan Spiegel, director of health services research at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, is a hopeful maybe.
(CNBC) -- Doctors at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles are testing out a new wearable called "AbStats," that can read the stomach in a similar manner to how a Fitbit tracks steps.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared the use of a device invented at UCLA that could improve care for patients with gastrointestinal problems.
Digital health futurist, Maneesh Juneja, talks to Dr Brennan Spiegel to hear in more detail about the journey to get the AbStats wearable biosensor from concept to clinic.
(MobiHealthNews) -- GI Logic has received FDA 510(k) clearance for a novel device that noninvasively monitors the digestive system after patients have surgery.
(U Magazine) — The AbStats system is one of the key sensor technologies set to change the future of medicine, as highlighted in the Medicine 2.0 feature in the latest edition of UCLA Health's quarterly newsletter.
Physicians May Soon Say Goodbye to the Stethoscope, as Digital Devices Take Over the Job of Monitoring Patient Bodily Functions
(Dark Daily) -- Is technology poised to render the iconic stethoscope passé? For centuries, doctors have used stethoscopes for listening to functions in different parts of the body. However, new devices now exist that employ electronic biosensors to “listen” in on those same sounds and analyze them with computer algorithms. The devices then deliver assessments [...]
(UCLA Magazine) — A look at how the “Internet of Everything” is being embraced by medical researchers at UCLA, including the team behind AbStats.
(Reuters Health) -- A new bowel-sound sensor can be used to assess patients for postoperative ileus, according to a validation study by its inventors.
(medGadget) -- Post-operative ileus (POI) is defined as “the absence of intestinal peristalsis without mechanical obstruction”. It is a serious condition that can make recovery from surgery a challenge. Now a new device developed at UCLA that autonomously listens to gut sounds to evaluate how things are moving down there has been shown to be [...]