Wearable ECG (electrocardiogram) monitors are devices that allow people to monitor their heart's electrical activity continuously, without the need for hospital visits or bulky equipment. They are typically worn as a small device on the wrist or attached to the chest, and they can provide real-time data on heart rate, rhythm, and other factors.
Recently, there have been several exciting developments in the field of wearable ECG monitors. For example:
Apple's latest Watch Series 7 includes an ECG app that can take a single-lead electrocardiogram using the watch's built-in sensors. The watch can also monitor for signs of atrial fibrillation (AFib), a common heart rhythm disorder that can lead to stroke and other complications.
BioIntelliSense, a company that produces wearable health monitors, has developed a patch that can be worn on the chest to provide continuous ECG monitoring. The patch can also track respiratory rate, skin temperature, and other vital signs.
AliveCor, a company that produces portable ECG devices, has developed a new product called the KardiaMobile 6L, which can take a six-lead ECG using a smartphone app and a small device that attaches to the phone. This allows for more detailed heart monitoring and can provide doctors with more information to make accurate diagnoses.
These are just a few examples of the exciting new developments in the field of wearable ECG monitors. As technology continues to advance, these devices are becoming more accessible, accurate, and useful for monitoring and managing heart health.