Brazilian scientists developed the first intelligent portable heart monitor in the world, which allows the remote sending of electrocardiograms, the location of the patient for relief and early detection of heart problems.
The monitor can detect irregularities without symptoms that normally could not be felt, causing a reduction of concern in patients if they suffer a crisis away from a doctor. It not only measures the heart rate, but also achieves search and make the assessment of rhythm and alterations.
Also, this device can also identify early-stage myocardial and rare arrhythmia syndromes. It consists of a unit slightly larger than a mobile phone that the patient wears around the waist and connected to four electrodes that are placed on the chest.
The machine, which should reach the market this year with the name of Nexcor, monitors heart problems remotely and in real time, through which electrocardiograms will be sent to a central control. Also it counts with a communicator that allows the patient to talk to an expert immediately if he doesn’t feel well.