Android phones get heart-healthy

 

 

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Are you in possession of both a heart and an Android phone? Prove it with a system that lets you view your electrocardiogram on your Android device and then share it with a medical professional–or anyone else who might doubt you have a pulse.

European researchers are working on a low-power prototype interface that transmits wireless electrocardiogram, or EKG, sensor signals from a wearable “body area network” called the “Human ++ BAN” to an app compatible with Android devices. The system is the work of Interuniversity Microelectronics Centre (IMEC), a nanoelectronics research firm based in the Netherlands; Holst Centre, a Dutch research-and-development firm; and Dutch software provider TASSRegcure 

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