«Researchers in Florida have developed more user-friendly way to monitor for signs of heart failure in real time that doesn’t require a device to be implanted under a patient’s skin. Scientists at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) invented a lightweight belt that someone can wear around their waist that can continuously measure various physical parameters associated with heart failure, a structural abnormality of the heart in which the organ cannot pump sufficient blood to meet the body’s requirements.»

«The belt—into which the team in FAU’s College of Engineering and Computer Science embedded various sensors—can monitor thoracic impedance, electrocardiogram (ECG), heart rate, and motion activity detection, researchers said.»

Article written by Elizabeth Montalbano



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