Smartphone Heart Health
Smartphones are getting smarter every year and it’s no surprise that anything is imaginable these days. One such device is able to gather data via small electrode connections to a small device that then sends information to the personals smartphone.
“The system collects very reliable and precise data,” Atienza says, “but above all it provides an automatic analysis and immediate transmission of data to the doctor, preventing him or her from having to work through hours of recorded data.”
It’s taken four years to develop and is a leap forward, Atienza says, from more bulky Holter monitors which are generally worn by patients for around 24 hours at a time.
Cardiologist Etienne Pruvot from Lausanne University Hospitals Cardiology Service — one of two hospitals helping Atienza and his team develop the device — is excited by its potential.
“Its size, its lightness, its ease of use, the fact that it measures continuously and remotely, which allows analysis to take place anywhere, makes this device very attractive to doctors,” Pruvot said in a statement.