Mexico, Sep. 13 (Notimex).- A British company developed a portable, low-cost device that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to diagnose heart rhythm and respiratory problems in real time.
The next-generation wireless heart rate monitor was developed by Cambridge Heartwear, which aims to improve the detection of irregular and dangerous heart rhythms.
The objective is to reduce the impact of the mortality and morbidity related to cerebrovascular accidents, as well as, cerebrovascular accidents, which annually affects 120 thousand people in the United Kingdom.
Heartsense is the name of this device, which includes a multiple-lead electrocardiogram (ECG), oxygen sensor, temperature and a tracking module that patients can use for early detection.
In the device, the sensors are enclosed in a waterproof housing, in addition, it has maximum signal output cables, the data generated is more sensitive than in the current portable devices of a single cable.
The information produced is transmitted wirelessly in real time to the cloud, where adaptive AI algorithms are able to identify irregular and dangerous rhythms, as a doctor would.
According to the University of Cambridge, the instrument incorporates multiple independent sensors to produce more specific and sensitive data than current cardiac monitors.
The developers also included in the device, the information used by a cardiologist, in order to use this device in their patients.
"Our goal was not to replace the cardiologist, but to give them diagnostic support in real time," said Professor Roberto Cipolla of the Cambridge Engineering Department.