Using a smartphone, Zigbee radio http://bit.ly/uH3Ilu), long lasting battery and inexpensive electrodes researchers at EPFL’s Embedded Systems and Telecommunications Circuits Laboratories (http://actu.epfl.ch) have created a remote, real-time, heart monitor.
The components are tiny, light and non-invasive and monitor users’ heart rates in real time. Abnormalities can be detected then send the information to a smartphone, then text or e-mail the medical personnel, who can intervene if necessary.
Take this to the next level and we can also have those results captured in a patient relationship management system (CRM) to have near real time access to those results, and treatments, over time. No more waiting for a Holter monitor to be connected to a phone line, or brought back to your healthcare professional to get the results.
These technologies and processes have huge implications in improving the quality of care while reducing the overall cost. Pretty awesome don’t you think?