According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an average of 600,000 people die of heart disease in the U.S. every year (1 in every 4 deaths). Similar statistics are present globally, where about 35 percent of deaths are due to cardiovascular diseases. More than half of those deaths occurred in a hospital emergency room or before the patient reached the hospital. Many lives can be saved by providing patients and doctors with cardiovascular activity data; however, the current process is cumbersome to patients and time consuming to doctors.
Researchers at WSU have developed a novel cardiovascular monitoring technology that will allow for consistent and reliable monitoring of cardiovascular activity. The technology is a fully-automated, removeable, and self-operable biomedical device that monitors vital signs and requires minimal medical assistance to function properly.
Applications and Advantages
•Require no ‘prepping’ or a dedicated medical resource
•Generate diagnostic quality measurement
•Tolerate motion artifacts even in standing posture
•Perform long-term recording and signal transmission
•Reduce the backlog of patients at medical clinics, emergency response and rural areas by transmitting information digitally and securely for both consulting and diagnosis