Biobeat Technologies Ltd. reported its remote patient monitoring system received FDA clearance to monitor respiratory rate and body temperature. The wireless chest and wrist monitoring device is already cleared for cuffless blood pressure monitoring, blood oxygen saturation and pulse rate. The artificial intelligence platform utilizes a photoplethysmography-based sensor at the surface of the skin that measures volumetric variations of blood circulation.
University of California San Diego engineers have developed tiny 2D sensors that pop up to become a 3D assemblage of microscopic sensors for directly measuring the movement and speed of electrical signals inside the heart. According to nanoengineering professor Sheng Xu, the nanotechnology has enormous implications for heart doctors anxious to better diagnose and treat arrhythmia, heart attack and other diseases.
Investors including SOSV, Cultivate(MD), Wavemaker360 Health, Blu Venture Investors and Broad Street Angels are backing Strados Labs LLC with $4.5 million. The pre-series A funding will be used to accelerate development of the company’s smart sensor platform Resp. The funding comes after Strados received FDA clearance for the product in December 2021 and brings its total raised to $7 million.