Consumer ECG devices have been around for a few years now, helping to detect cardiac arrhythmias in everyday situations. Now a new device is coming out via Kickstarter that aims to provide an altogether different assessment of one’s heart and peripheral vascular health. The MOCAheart device measures the person’s heart rate, blood oxygenation, and a special proprietary MOCA INDEX that’s supposedly derived from the velocity of blood moving through the body.
Pulse transit time, or the time it takes for a waveform to travel from one part of the body to another, is indicative of a person’s blood pressure. Yet, it has never been used to accurately deduce the blood pressure, but the MOCAheart device doesn’t try to do that. Instead, the device uses the pulse transit time to indicate a reading on the MOCA INDEX that roughly correlates with whether a person’s blood pressure is normal or not.
You make your own conclusions by watching this video presentation of the MOCAheart device:
Kickstarter campaign: MOCAheart: A Heart Scanner at your Fingertips…