A number of media outlets covered the launch of a new Scripps Translational Science Institute study that uses wearable sensors to detect atrial fibrillation (AFib) in people while they are at home.
AFib is the most common type of arrhythmia (irregular heart beat) that can lead to an increase in stroke risk.
The mHealth Screening To Prevent Strokes (mSToPS) study is designed to determine whether screening individuals in their homes using wearable sensor technology can identify people with AFib more efficiently than routine care, such as regular visits to a primary care physician.
Read the MedCityNews article: Can Remote Monitoring Flag Patients with AFib Better Than Checkups?
Read the MobiHealthNews article: Scripps, Aetna, J&J to study Wearables, Patches for Atrial Fibrillation Screening
Read the FierceMedicalDevices article: Scripps Starts Massive Study to Find Undiagnosed AFib using iRhythm Wearable Patch
Read the mHealth Intelligence article: Stroke Prevention Study to Focus on mHealth Monitoring
Read the HIT Consultant article: Scripps Study Uses Wearable Sensors to Detect AFib