Ultra-Portable connected ECG
An ECG easily viewed via a web-interface enabling a quick diagnosis.
Every day approximately 16 people in Sweden have a stroke due to an undiagnosed or untreated atrial fibrillation. This not only generates great suffering and but can also cost the Swedish welfare system many billions of Swedish kronor every year. However, by means of early detection and treatment of the fibrillation, a large number of strokes can be prevented. To be able to do this, a more portable system than today needs to be created. A key feature of a portable unit must also that it is able to send the recorded data right away. Zenicor turned to Prevas to develop this new kind of ultra-portable ECG.
This is how it works
Zenicor launched a new version of a handheld ECG device that was designed in cooperation with developers from Prevas. The device consists of, among other things, a display, two measuring electrodes, and a built-in GPRS modem. It is also very easy to use. Measurement begins when the patient puts his/her thumbs on the electrodes. Microvolt ECG signals are measured and stored in an internal memory and the measurement is transferred via a GPRS-link when the patient presses the unit’s send button. Telia Sonera was the selected operator due to its excellent coverage and focus on M2M-connections.
The ECG is then easily viewed via a web-interface enabling a quick diagnosis.
The benefits of the solution
Portable - easy to carry with you.
Simple to use – Automatically records ECG when thumbs are placed in the unit.
Direct Link – All EKG-data is sent directly via a GRPS-link.