Meassure ECG, arrythmia detection
HRW prototype is a 3-lead system. In order to obtain ECG wave it requires to place 3 electrodes. Respectively positive (+) and negative (-) poles and third is considered a ground connection (G). HRW allow Lead I, II and III configurations. Lead II is the most commonly used because of large positive R-wave. R-wave is important to measure R-R interval that estimates your heart rate. Picture bellow summarizes different lead configurations corresponding to normal ECG waves.
Arrhythmias sometimes are difficult to measure, if they occur in a short periods of time. For that purpose Holter monitors are widely used. Normally device is worn for a 1-2 days and later returned to experienced physician for the further analysis.
However we believe that it is time consuming and sometimes inconvenient. Assuming that, many people avoid doctor visits before serious health problems occurs.
Like several studies showed that many people are unaware about their health condition and are not diagnosed until their deaths. We strongly believe that arrhythmias can be detected at your home. Our goal is to make software that indicates possible heart problems in a early stages. In a HRW project we employed artificial neural networks (ANN) to classify heart beats into normal and abnormal. HRW prototype works together with your computer to make the same decisions as in doctor office.