An inexpensive device for monitoring patients' weights via automated hovering

Shaffer, Jonathan A.; Diaz, Keith; Alcantara, Carmela; Edmondson, Donald E.; Krupka, David J.; Chaplin, William F.; Davidson, Karina W.

Daily weight monitoring is integral to the management of heart failure (HF) [1]. Indeed, weight gain is a marker of HF decompensation, and daily weight monitoring has been associated with favorable prognosis [2]. Until now, assessment of weight has required patients to attend an in-person visit, which provides only an infrequent snapshot of their weight. Remote hovering practices have gained considerable traction during the past several years [3–7], but their use outside of research settings has been limited.


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International Journal of Cardiology

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Center for Behavioral Cardiovascular Health
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May 22, 2016