Using a wireless connection to a phone app, you can transmit data about your heart’s function to servers in the cloud.
A research group from Séchenov University, Russia, has developed a miniaturized, flexible, wireless and waterproof biosensor, which they call a ‘cardiac patch’. The device constantly records the patient’s electrocardiograms (ECG) for 14 days. The device will help cardiologists to remotely monitor human heart problems and quickly prescribe treatment, communicated this Monday.
The biosensor does not require recharging from the mains and weighs around 11 grams. It is designed for you to analyze the level of body activity throughout the day and record changes in the body’s position in space, movements and even falls. Through a wireless connection, to a telephone application, will be able to transmit data on the functioning of the heart to servers in the cloud. It only requires 2-3 syncs per week to exchange data.
In this way, the cardiologist will be able to connect to the system from any equipment, analyze cardiovascular functioning, compare the dynamics and monitor the response to workload and medication. Thus, you can adjust the dose of medicines and give recommendations to the patient through the mobile application.
The director of the Institute of Personalized Medicine at Sechenov University, Professor Filip Kopylov, highly appreciated the prospects for use of the device in the country’s cardiology centers: “Today, the single channel simple ECG system ‘heart patch‘ is able to recognize various arrhythmiasfor example, atrial fibrillation, which increases the risk of stroke by 5-6 times, or heart failure, such as bradycardia, and many other pathologies in the work of the heart.”