Will remote chronic heart failure monitoring become less dependent on weighing scales?

The ‘Growth Partnership Company’ (consultancy) Frost & Sullivan, seem to think so. They have awarded Noninvasive Medical Technologies, Inc. their annual Award for Healthcare Innovation for, amongst other things, a device that measures directly the fluid status of the chest. It’s called the ZOE fluid status monitor and is a lightweight, simple-to-use device that measures thoracic base impedance. The less the impedance to an electrical current means that there is more fluid, providing for an objective measurement parameter of fluid levels in the body rather than relying on the proxy of weight gain as is mostly used at present. F&S press release.