Samsung’s realtime ECG monitor is one step closer to becoming reality thanks to the device receiving FCC approval.
Originally announced some three years ago and demoed at CES 2016 (see video below), the S-Patch is a wearable health tracker that contains Samsung’s Bio Processor chip, Bluetooth connectivity and internal memory. The gadget attaches to your chest to monitor a range of biometrics including ECG, providing you with a complete picture of your heart health.
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ECG devices keep tabs on the heart’s rhythm and electrical activity and detect irregularities and other cardiac abnormalities that could lead to a stroke or heart attack. While there are commercial products such as Alivecor, that provide those types of measurements, we have yet to see something that does this around the clock.
Qardio has been working for a couple of years on QardioCore, a smart wearable ECG monitor. Following a number of delays, the device is now available for pre-order and is due to start shipping in the near future. There is also another similar wearable being developed by a Japanese startup. Dubbed CALM, a project on Indiegogo was recently launched to bring the device to market.
Having a medically accurate electrocardiograph trace for deeper heart health insights could be lifesaving for those with heart conditions. No further information is available on Samsung’s S-Patch, but we will report back when we hear more.
Source: The Leaker
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