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Wearable technology will improve heart monitoring


Wearable technology will improve heart monitoring Today’s Video of the Day from the National Science Foundation introduces new technology that could drastically improve heart health monitoring.

As the leading cause of death in the United States, heart disease claims approximately 610,000 lives every year.

Researchers at the University of Texas have developed a wearable device made from stretchy, material that is so lightweight that it can be worn comfortably for extended periods of time. 

The continuous tracking capability of the device may produce more accurate readings than current EKG machines. Wearable devices for monitoring heart. Wahoo Fitness chest straps are manufactured by Wahoo Fitness. The Wahoo Fitness Tickr X is a chest strap that efficiently helps you in monitoring your heart rate and pulses by connecting with your Android or iOS mobile device. You can use it both indoors or outdoors by simply tying it around your chest.

Wearable Health Devices (WHDs) are increasingly helping people to better monitor their health status both at an activity/fitness level for self-health tracking and at a medical level providing more data to clinicians with a potential for earlier diagnostic and guidance of treatment.

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Video Credit: National Science Foundation/University of Texas at Austin


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