5 developments in wearables last week

Here are five recent updates on wearables in healthcare, as covered by Becker's Hospital Review:

1. Wearable sensor supports early detection of depression in children, study finds

Researchers at the University of Vermont in Burlington developed a wearable tool that could help detect undiagnosed anxiety and depression in young children.

2. Northwestern researcher tests sweat sensors for disease detection

A biomedical engineer at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., is developing a device that may one day be able to help patients screen for cystic fibrosis or monitor their diabetes, among other medical uses.

3. Verily's smartwatch gets FDA clearance for EKG: 4 things to know

The FDA cleared the Verily Study Watch as a prescription-only device to record, store, transfer and display wearers' heart rhythms via an on-demand electrocardiogram feature.

4. Apple to release health-tracking AirPods in 2019, sources say

Apple is expected to launch the next generation of its wireless earbuds, AirPods, this year. These updated earbuds may feature biometric sensors, potentially with the capability to perform heart rate monitoring and take a wearer's body temperature.

5. J&J, Apple to test whether latest Apple Watch can predict stroke risk

Johnson & Johnson will launch a controlled, multiyear study later this year to see whether the Apple Watch Series 4 can accelerate the diagnosis of a leading cause of stroke.

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