We reported on Signalife’s Fidelity 100 ECG System a while back, and now their patented 12-lead ECG Vest is ready for mass production. The product is unique in that it doesn’t require any electrodes to be “stuck” on and it’s patented technology promises almost no artifacts in the ECG. Here’s a clip from the company’s press release:
In present cardiac devices, noise and artifact distort ECG recordings in an ambulatory setting. In addition, uncomfortable sticky electrodes are placed on the patient’s torso prior to testing. Skin preparation, which may include shaving hair or skin abrading, is often necessary without the Signalife vest. The Signalife proprietary vest features dry (e.g., quarter-size, metal) electrodes embedded in a cloth fabric which provide better comfort and reduced skin irritation for a large percentage of the clients or patients.
Signalife is aware of no other system that can acquire a similar ECG signal in any ambulatory environment with the use the metal electrodes compatible with Signalife’s cardiac vest.
With these approvals, Signalife will now proceed to submit the vest for accelerated FDA clearance and rapid movement into the marketplace. The completion of the cardiac vest coincides with Signalife’s business plans to
“time” its Gold’s Gym initiative with the Company’s other exercise programs. The first Gold’s Gym facility is fully built out, complete with — among other things — the cardiac center and other tools to assist the clientele and physicians in screening related to inherent cardiovascular health fitness.
This will make life a lot easier for those poor human gerbils who volunteer for exercise physiology experiments.
Check out the press release here…