What Could be the Next Frontier in Wearables?

wearableWearables and digital health technologies are spurring the remote monitoring of chronic patients, forever transforming the brick-and-mortar model in healthcare and improving its delivery.

These technologies have the power to bend the arc of healthcare costs by reducing hospitalizations, amont other things. That is the firm belief of Brian Kronstedt, manager of hardware product development at Preventice Solutions, which sells the FDA-cleared BodyGuardian, a wearable cardiac and activity monitoring device.

But when asked what could be the next frontier in wearables development, Kronstedt donned his visionary hat to look into the future.

We’ve had Holter devices, ECG cardiac monitoring devices for a long time, but wouldn’t it be great if you could determine glucose levels from a wearable or fluid accumulation from a wearable or blood pressure from a wearable?” Kronstedt said.


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A growth-driven and strategic executive, Peter Coffaro commands more than 20 years of progressive management success within the medical device industry. As a District Sales Manager for Stryker Orthopaedics, Peter was responsible for managing and directing a regional sales force to achieve sales and profit goals within the Rocky Mountain region. Previously, he was the Director of Sales & Marketing for Amp Orthopedics. In this role, Peter was responsible for planning, developing, and leading all sales and marketing initiatives. Peter is a former orthopedic distributor in the Pacific Northwest. He has also worked with DePuy Orthopaedics as well as Zimmer, and held positions in sales, sales training, and sales management. Peter has an extensive background in organizational development, business development, sales management, negotiating and P&L management. Peter holds a B.S. degree in Biology from Northern Illinois University.

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