iPhone owners that suffer from heart problems might be interested in a new iPhone heart monitoring case which has been launched this week called the AliveECG A-fib detection system which was unveiled earlier this year.
The AliveECG A-fib detection system is priced at $199 and consists of an iPhone 5 or 5S case that can be rested on your fingers or chest to record your electrocardiogram (ECG) reading.
The iPhone heart monitoring case has been designed to sends data to your smartphone using an ultrasonic signal that is received via your iPhones microphone and requires much less power when compared to a Bluetooth system. AliveECG explains :
“Our clinical-quality, single-channel ECG recorder leverages the power, display, and communication capabilities of the iPhone. The Heart Monitor does not use power from the iPhone, but utilizes a 3.0V coin cell battery that will take up to roughly 10,000, 30-second ECGs before needing replacement. The Heart Monitor also uses AliveCor’s proprietary wireless communication protocol to communicate with the app, and requires no pairing between the iPhone and the Heart Monitor.
To generate a Lead I ECG, rest the electrodes on the fingers from each hand. The app senses skin contact on the sensors and when an acceptable connection is made it counts down to initiate the ECG recording. Set your app to take 30 second, and up to continuous, rhythm strips.
While the ECG records it will also display heart rate. ECGs over 10 seconds are automatically saved in the app for review and can be annotated with details or can be discarded. ECGs can be inverted if needed and gain and paper speed adjusted as well.”
For more information on the new AliveECG A-fib detection systemiPhone Heart Monitor Case jump over to the AliveECG website for details or the Apple iTunes App Store for more information on the application.