Portable non-invasive cardiac health monitoring device
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Recent technological advancements have accelerated public healthcare sector by developing biomedical devices with advanced functionalities. New innovations have made it possible for the consumers to use portable devices which are capable of acquiring vital signs of human body with excellent accuracies. Handheld user-friendly ECG devices are being produced for consumers to monitor their cardiac health. Preventive measures can be taken by monitoring the heart condition frequently and periodically. Considering the fact that a significant portion of the population is suffering from cardiovascular diseases the importance of a low cost, compact and reliable heart-monitoring device is crucial. We are proposing a low cost biomedical device that can non-invasively measure ECG, SpO2, PPG, body temperature and heart rate variability (Poincare plot). This device is capable of acquiring the electrical activities of the heart and digitally plotted which can later be interpreted by professionals to check physical anomalies. SpO2 measures the percentage of oxygenated hemoglobin in blood and detects the efficiency of the lung. PPG signal provides information about condition of the arteries and the temperature sensor shows body temperature from fingers. These sensor data can be accessible both from the computer and on smartphones via Bluetooth. Interpretation and analysis of the different signals gathered and correlation present in them can alleviate difficulties in early diagnosis of vital symptoms.