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 Wireless Heart Monitor Calls for Help

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Date posted: 10/03/2005

Within a year, a group of Spanish researchers is planning to market a remote cardiac monitoring system aimed at giving people with heart problems greater independence, peace of mind and quality of life.

The system, developed over two years by the European Information Society Technologies project CardioSmart, will allow patients to have a doctor by their side whether they are at home, in the street or even in another country, according to scientific coordinator Jos? Manuel Quero at the University of Seville Engineering School in Spain.

Using GPRS wireless technology and a small personal terminal connected to cardiac sensors, the CardioSmart system continuously monitors patients' heart rate and will automatically alert their doctor in the event of a problem, while the incorporation of GPS information allows emergency services to locate the patient.

"Unlike the monitoring systems that exist to date, which generally make the patient responsible for providing information either locally or remotely, CardioSmart is intelligent and automatic to allow continuous monitoring of a patient's heart condition," says Quero. "In most cases the doctor will know before the patient if a change in heart rate or some other abnormality occurs."

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