Heartsmart Turns Your Smartphone into a Hospital-Grade ECG

 - May 25, 2011
References: getsmartheart & techcrunch
Heart-monitoring apps are the newest feature in personalized health care to hit the market as of late. Heartsmart, designed by SHL Telemedicine, is a personal electrocardiogram (or ECG) that allows you to monitor your heart in realtime through your smartphone.

In a fast-food age where heart disease and cardiac arrests are among the leading causes of death, keeping your heart happy is of the utmost importance, and what better way to do that than through your mobile device?

According to TechCrunch, "Using smartheart, within 30 seconds, any end user is able to record a hospital-grade ECG and transmit it to their doctor, cardiologist, or hospital to get a diagnosis in realtime."

Those who have been through the ECG process for heart problems or monitoring will recognize that it is not comfortable or easy. This development in personalized health care will draw attention to the importance of heart-maintenance and has the potential to prevent heart attacks and heart-related conditions in millions.