Fitbit used in ER to determine patient treatment after seizure
April 8, 2016 - Uncategorized
Activity trackers like Fitbit are common for monitoring steps taken and distance covered, but these devices are increasingly becoming instrumental in painting a bigger picture of overall health — and in some cases, it can even help save a life.
When a 42-year-old man from New Jersey was recently rushed to an emergency room after a seizure, the doctors noticed he was was wearing a Fitbit Charge HR tracker
While most doctors don’t have access to information such as when a patient first experienced an elevated heart rate before a seizure, the data collected on the device helped take some unknowns out of the equation. Read more…