E-tattoo that tracks heart rhythm


A team from the University of Austin has developed an e-tattoo that is claimed to deliver more accurate results compared to other e-tattoos.

We’ve heard before about electronic tattoos, which are intended as an alternative to follow the heart of heart patients. An electronic tattoo has recently been introduced, which suggests it is more accurate than other electronic tattoos. The difference of this new tattoo from the others is; two-way monitoring of heart health.

This new e-tattoo was developed by a team working at the University of Austin under the leadership of Associate Professor Nanshu Lu. The electronic tattoo, which is temporarily attached to the heart of the patient’s chest, stretches as the patient’s chest moves. This ensures that the tattoo does not cause any discomfort to the patient and makes it possible to use it for days once worn. Although the tattoo needs to be used by connecting to a computer at this stage, it can be used wirelessly by transferring data to a smartphone application in the future.

Collects both ECG and SKG data simultaneously

Earlier in the news, we said that this electronic tattoo follows the heart in two directions. There are two sensors inside the tattoo that monitor the heart for both electrocardiography (ECG) and seismocardiography (SKG). As many of us are familiar with, EKG means recording the electrical activity that occurs with each heartbeat. SKG, on the other hand, means measuring chest vibrations that accompany the heartbeat. According to the University of Austin, SKG acts as a kind of quality control mechanism by ascertaining the accuracy of EKG readings. “By collecting both ECG and SKG data at the same time, we can gain deeper insight into heart health,” said team leader Nanshu Lu. says.

The article of the research carried out recently Advanced Science was published in the journal.

Source: New Atlas

A group of researchers at the University of Austin developed an electronic tattoo with two sensors inside that track electrocardiography (ECG) and seismocardiography (SKG) data. This electronic tattoo is said to be more reliable than the others, as the SKG data acts as a mechanism that checks the accuracy of the ECG data. For now, the tattoo can only be used when connected to the computer. In the future, it may be possible to use it by transferring data to an application installed on the smartphone.

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