New AI-powered patch predicts heart failure days before it happens

This AI-powered wearable can successfully predict heart failure at a rate of 80%

Published Feb 28, 2020 1:35 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:44 AM CST
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Scientists have created a new AI-powered device that has the potential of saving hundreds, if not thousands of lives.

New AI-powered patch predicts heart failure days before it happens |

This new device, which doesn't have a name at the moment, is a patch that uses AI to monitor patients' heart rate. The device checks the patient's heart rhythm, breathing cycles, quality of their sleep, posture, and overall physical activity. The device then collates all this data and feeds it back into a smartphone app via Bluetooth. From here, the AI takes over to create a summarised baseline specific for every patient.

Once this baseline is created, the device will continue to monitor the patient and observe any deterioration of their condition. Scientists and researchers from the University of Utah Health and VA Salt Lake City Health Care System attached the device to 100 patients who have previously suffered from heart failure. Out of the 100 patients, the average age was around 68, and over the three months of monitoring, the device was able to successfully predict heart failure days before at a rate of 80%.

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