A team of scientists located in Lithuania and Sweden have collaborated to invent a high-tech heart-monitoring watch that is designed to detect some of the early signs of atrial fibrillation, a condition comprised of irregular heartbeats.
This heart-monitoring watch uses an array of sensors that work to detect changes in blood volume as well as the heart's electrical activity. When these measures veer away from expected levels, the device issues a vibration to detect its wearer so that they can contact their doctor.
Atrial fibrillation isn't merely the most common variety of heartbeat irregularity, it's also a condition that can lead to far more severe outcomes such as strokes and even death, which is why this sensor-laden wristwatch is poised to be a truly lifesaving invention.
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