Low-power wireless electrocardiography

by jchong10

Hack a Day reports on a sensor module that monitors the heart’s electrical activity while consuming little electricity. Data can be displayed real-time on a smart phone or monitored remotely on the Internet. Cool stuff – now the challenge is to make this accessible to health workers in rural clinics with no Internet connectivity and where the cost of a smart phone exceeds annual GDP per capita. We’re trying to incorporate something like this into our MEDIKit Vital Signs kit.

And just a thought: for remote monitoring, maybe we could gives Internet users microtasks à la Txteagle, in which they monitor vital signs in real time and text doctors/nurses (cellphones are ubiquitous) if they see something noteworthy…

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