IIT-Hyderabad Develops Chipset Pendent to Monitor Heartbeat
Recently, Indian Institute of Technology-Hyderabad has developed a small chip of size 5MM for monitoring the hear t beat. This chip can be worn as a pendent on the chest and this can read the ECG signals regarding any abnormality or irregularity that is present in the heart beat and this helps in minimizing the stay at hospital.
About the Technology Used
During the initial stages of using this technology, it has nearly shown 95% accurate results and this will soon undergo some trails. This small chipset can examine and read the person heartbeat later on it will intimate the user as well as the doctor regarding any variations found in heart rhythm or beat if it requires and medical attention to be taken. It too had the embedded intelligence technique through which it can help in maintaining the medical history of a person.
The small chipset will record the heartbeat of the person with the help of ECG leads that are attached to the user body and then it will process the data that it has received. If it finds the variations and if the person require any medical care, then the rest of the chip gets activated. This chip is associated with the smart phone and thus it will give an alert to the users with the help of application that is installed on the mobile. Even this app also alerts as well as transmits the ECG signals to a doctor in which the contact details of the doctor are stored in it. If there are no variations in the heart rhythm, the rest of the chipset will not be activated and thus it helps in saving power.
As per studies, the worldwide occurrence of heart-related diseases or problems would be increased by 75% almost by the year 2020. As the devices that already exist do not have the capacity to process as well as read data for medical intervention, this chip would be helpful in interpreting ECG signals for any irregularity in the heartbeat.