Tip of the Week: New iPhone App Detects Trial Fibrillation

HeartHawk
By HeartHawk Latest Reply 2013-02-03 01:56:51 -0600
Started 2012-12-14 20:29:20 -0600

Wow! I am a degreed electrical engineer with a major in microprocessor hardware and software design and have been working with a cardiologist for over five years but this just blows me away (plus I am a little envious I didn't think of it, lol)!

A group of researchers have developed an iPhone app that uses the flash and camera functions to operate like a mini pulse oximeter capable of accurately diagnosing atrial fibrillation. Here is an article discussing this cool new app.

http://www.heartconnect.com/news-articles/938...

Anybody had any experience (bought it, used it, heard anything at all about it, etc.) with this app? Afib is one of those conditions that is widely under-diagnosed and easily treated but can be deadly if not caught in time. This new app could end that problem!

Man, just cool!

HH


9 replies

threebeaner
threebeaner 2012-12-19 18:40:47 -0600 Report

Cardiographs, will give you a EKG type graph using the iPhones camera.

HeartHawk
HeartHawk 2012-12-21 00:19:01 -0600 Report

beaner,

Cool, tell us more! Can you provide a link?

HH

threebeaner
threebeaner 2012-12-21 07:03:35 -0600 Report

If i remember right,on my iphone i went to apps. Searched for ekg and several came up. This one named cardiograph will give you a graph likr read out. It stores the read and date and time for later use.Thier is others that record your pulse rate also with out a graph.

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