At CES? Pepcom 2014, iHealth Labs showed their latest in wireless mobile enabled health products.
iHealth claims that their wearable ECG that monitors heart activity continuously without the need for cumbersome wires or connections is a first. The electrodes and monitor are ergonomically designed into a single, lightweight unit that attaches directly to the user?s chest. It can easily be worn under clothing throughout the day or night. The data can be transferred directly to a user?s mobile device. The information is automatically pushed to the cloud where health care professionals can easily access it to check on your progress.
The unit is very flexible making it comfortable as it sits on your chest over your heart. It is approximately 5 inches in length, less than1/2 inch in height..
Ambulatory ECG?s are commonly used to test for abnormal heart rate or rhythm (arrhythmia) that is often sporadic, like electrical problems in your automobile that won?t show up for the mechanic. It is easier to prove to the doctor those odd thump bumps or flutters you feel when she can see the results of extended measurement periods. The new device uses Bluetooth 4.0 BLE to transfer data to iOS devices and select Android devices. You can also transfer data to a PC using a USB cable. The product uses a rechargeable battery and stores up to 72 hours of data.
Below are two samples of the ECG information displayed on a tablet:
BSN* is looking forward to testing the new wireless ambulatory electrocardiogram (ECG) after CES.