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Masimo claims victory

January 18, 2024HME News Staff

IRVINE, Calif. – The Federal Circuit has lifted the temporary stay on the import ban of certain Apple Watch models, reinstating the U.S. International Trade Commission’s import ban and cease and desist order on certain Apple Watch models that were found to infringe Masimo’s patented pulse oximetry technology. “The Federal Circuit's decision to lift the temporary stay is a victory for the integrity of the American patent system and the safety of people relying on pulse...

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Best Buy Health offers safety services on Apple Watch

March 4, 2021HME News Staff

MINNEAPOLIS – Best Buy Health now offers health and safety services on the Apple Watch. Through a new Lively App, Apple Watch users can get assistance from trained Lively Urgent Response Agents for help in emergency and non-emergency situations. With a Live Agent Assist feature that’s coming soon, the watch can also detect hard falls, prompting an agent to call the user to make sure they’re OK and to contact family members if needed. Best Buy says it’s working with Apple closely...

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Wearables have limits, say HME providers

February 8, 2019Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - Wearable devices like the Apple Watch may be grabbing headlines with their moves into health care, but HME providers are skeptical of all the hype.In January, Apple was reportedly in talks with at least three private Medicare Advantage plans about subsidizing the cost of the $399 Apple Watch, which now includes fall detection and an electrocardiogram function, for their members.“I don't think it's a bad thing that more patients have access to these products and more patients...

Apple Watch, Home Medical Equipment (HME), wearables

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