A Swiss startup named Smartcardia has developed a high-tech medical patch that is designed to make it capable for patients to have their vital signs continuously monitored in a non-invasive manner that doesn't require them to remain stationary.
This medical patch is designed to be attached to patients' chests underneath their garments. It is fitted with a whole array of sensors capable of monitoring a wide variety of parameters including cardiac rhythm, electrical activity, blood oxygen, blood pressure, temperature and pulse. What's more, pertinent data can then be conveyed to a smartphone or tablet for easy consultation by doctors.
The miniature size and high comfort offered by this medical patch makes it useful for at-home monitoring as well, making this a great example of the wonders of modern sensor technology being used to improve comfort and health outcomes in the medical sector.
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