AliveCor, makers of popular smartphone powered ECG devices, has unveiled an ECG band for the Apple Watch. The Kardia band still needs to be cleared by the FDA before going on sale, but the firm promises clinical grade results that may help patients identify arrhythmias with assistance from their physicians.
The single lead ECG lets users record readings anywhere, with the software on the Apple Watch doing some analysis and issuing alerts if arrhythmias are detected. The charts can be sent on to one’s physician for a more comprehensive review, potentially necessitating a visit to the office.
As you record the ECG by placing a finger over the electrode, the app lets you record a voice memo stating any symptoms you’re feeling and any exigent circumstances you’re in that may be causing issues. These are saved next to the ECG chart and can be replayed at any time.
Take a look at this video introducing the Kardia band:
Product page: Kardia Band…