Micro:bit’穿戴式心脏监护仪模型

内容

Micro:bit可穿戴式心脏监护仪

地点

印度班加罗尔

参与者

来自ARM班加罗尔公司Mbed 业余爱好者俱乐部的成员

起因

仅在2014年就有500万印度人遭受了心脏病的袭击。 在最初的2个小时内受到关注的患者拥有80%以上的存活率,但是在印度接受治疗的平均时间超过6个小时。

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.”