Medtechs can’t set digital strategies aside – DTW Podcast

Digital connectivity no longer belongs in the final slides of a medtech company’s pitch deck.

In the latest DeviceTalks Weekly podcast, three leaders pushing for connected medical devices explain the need to incorporate data collection and monitoring functionality in new devices:

Scott Huennekens, who advanced the “digital surgery” strategy when he helped launch Verb Surgical, says new medtech tools must be connected to provide maximum benefit. In a separate interview on the podcast, Mark Toland, the former CEO of Corindus Vascular Robotics, says medtech companies moving into the surgical robotics space are advancing the model by building digital infrastructures around the surgical system. “Now they’re thinking about the data integration work, they’re thinking about how that translates into artificial intelligence over time,” he said. Also in this podcast, Kal Patel, the CEO and co-founder of BrightInsight, shares the insight he’s bringing to medtech from his pas…
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CES 2021: Medical technologies you need to know

There are fewer mobile health devices and wearables to check out as this year’s CES goes virtual — with a trend toward medtech to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Scheduled for Jan. 11–14, CES 2021 will feature 419 digital health and 219 wearable devices, down from 546 and 635 devices, respectively, presented at CES 2020.

CES 2021 will include portable air purifiers, hands-free body temperature thermometers, EEG brain mapping devices and more.

Here are seven companies exhibiting digital health and wearable products at this year’s show.

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