为了解决这个问题, 编码爱好者 Saurov 和 Khushnuma使用micro:bit和模拟心电图 (ECG) 传感器 创建了一个低成本、用户友好的可穿戴式的心脏监护仪。 该设备提供了必要的数据， 一旦分析成功就可以给医生描绘出有关病人的心脏健康状况的有意义的图片。
“Irregular heartbeats can be an indication of poor heart health,” said Saurov, “but because they often come and go, it can be hard to get an accurate record while the patient is with a doctor.”
“Since the ECG is lightweight it can be worn long-term, while the patient goes about their daily life, and can be used to detect a range of transient symptoms.”
“The micro:bit plays pivotal role: it is the master microcontroller that reads analog signals from the ECG sensor and converts them into a digital format. After performing noise reduction, it then transfers the ECG reading to a mobile gateway, such as a smartphone, via Bluetooth Low Energy.”
Although their invention is still at the prototype stage, Saurov and Khushnuma have great plans for the future.
“Ultimately, we hope to team up with voluntary organizations to deploy the heart monitor throughout remote, rural areas to improve diagnostics and help patients get the help they need quickly and efficiently, before their health becomes a problem.”