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1/12/2016
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Dawn Kawamoto
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10 Medical-Device Wearables To Improve Patients' Lives

Wearable medical devices have expanded from hearing aids to everything from heartbeat monitors to pain management. Here are 10 medical wearables worth watching.
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OvulaRing

The OvulaRing is designed to aid women in determining when they are ovulating and the most fertile to conceive a child. The wearable device is inserted into the vagina, similar to using a tampon, and then the biosensor monitors core body temperature throughout a woman's menstrual cycle. VivoSensMedical GmbH, the maker of the OvulaRing, is working on FDA approval for the device and hopes to receive it in 2016. The device received CE approval in Europe and is currently marketed in that region. The cost for the system ranges from 254 euros ($276 US), for a three-month starter package to 478 euros ($520) for a 12-month package.

(Image: VivoSensMedical GmbH)

OvulaRing

The OvulaRing is designed to aid women in determining when they are ovulating and the most fertile to conceive a child. The wearable device is inserted into the vagina, similar to using a tampon, and then the biosensor monitors core body temperature throughout a woman's menstrual cycle. VivoSensMedical GmbH, the maker of the OvulaRing, is working on FDA approval for the device and hopes to receive it in 2016. The device received CE approval in Europe and is currently marketed in that region. The cost for the system ranges from 254 euros ($276 US), for a three-month starter package to 478 euros ($520) for a 12-month package.

(Image: VivoSensMedical GmbH)

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1/22/2016 | 7:17:44 PM
Wear our health

I am especially excited about the medical wearables I think they have the opportunity to save lives and improve the quality of life for many of those that are suffering from long term chronic diseases. The challenge will be availability and whether insurance covers these devices and Medicare includes them in their plans, without that aspect their utility will be only available to those that are wealthy enough to buy and maintain these devices.

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