Android app for heart monitoring demonstrated

Developed by Belgian research institutions Imec and Holst Centre with TASS software professionals, the system was demonstrated last week at the Wireless Health Conference in San Diego. The system is a necklace of wires attached to a patch on the user’s chest. The patch contains a sensor and two low-power microchips for amplifying the electrocardiogram signals from the user’s beating heart and filtering them. A microprocessor from Texas Instruments processes the data and a low-power radio wirelessly transmits the information to a user’s mobile phone. The Engineer (UK)