FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS AND FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN THEIR HEALTH

FOR INVESTIGATING CARDIAC SYMPTOMS

Older people can be plagued by random and regular heart palpitations, but the feeling often passes while queuing for ECG monitoring at health centers and hospital emergency rooms. The Beat2Phone sensor allows people having palpitations or other cardiac symptoms, to take an ECG at home and then show the results to a medical practitioner.

The Beat2Phone device let you monitor your heart function:

  • ECG
  • Heart rate (with time graph)
  • Heart rate variation (with time graph)
  • Posture and activity (from 3D accelerometer)
  • Event button
  • And also in analysis mode:
    • Heart rate histogram for the measurement period
    • ECG intervals: P, PR, QRS, ST and QTc
    • Opportunity for annotation
    • ST segment analysis
    • A millimeter paper view of ECG and heart rate is also available, e.g. for sending as an e-mail attachment

Evaluating an ECG at home is both challenging and even inadvisable, but non-specialists may notice the more obvious abnormalities. A medical practitioner will note details on the ECG and may diagnose a potential need for treatment on this basis.

“Many instances of embolism and thrombosis could be averted with prompt detection of atrial fibrillation.”

Beat2Phone is a convenient instrument for taking an ECG in the event of random palpitations and chest sensations. The user merely puts on the heart monitor band and taps the record button on the smartphone to record the sensations in the mobile device memory for later review using a handy calendar view.

The Beat2Phone sensor may even be used safely around the clock, and will continuously record signals for up to 48 hours.

ANALYSING PHYSICAL EXERCISE PERFORMANCE

Athletes and physical exercise enthusiasts have a tendency in overtraining at times, causing cardiac strain, palpitations and irregular heartbeat. Regular heart studies are recommended for anyone engaged in active physical training.

The Beat2Phone ECG sensor and mobile app displays the user’s heart rate and its variation, together with the ECG trace, facilitating control of fitness levels. Readings from the device can also help to predict the onset of flu.

A heart rate monitor is a versatile instrument for endurance sport enthusiasts, supporting focused training and helping the user to achieve the desired training goals. Nearly all physical exercise enthusiasts seem to be wearing wristband monitors nowadays.
The Beat2Phone ECG sensor in sport mode displays and records the same information as a heart rate monitor, while also saving an ECG trace for subsequent analysis by a sports physician or cardiologist to disclose a great deal of additional detail concerning the impact of sport and physical exercise on health and heart function.

A sports performance metric can be saved to the smartphone memory or external memory card in sport mode for later viewing and analysis by a medical practitioner or trainer. The device uses GPS data to store details of the route taken, and provides a wide range of information on the physical exertion, effects and energy consumption involved in exercising.

The Beat2Phone app enters sport mode on selecting GPS data in Settings. The following physical exercise information is available:

  • ECG
  • Instantaneous average, maximum heart rate and heart rate histogram
  • GPS data: speed, latitude, longitude and altitude (from phone pressure sensor)
  • Journey distance and duration
  • Instantaneous, average and maximum speed
  • Average speed and heart rate when speed exceeds the threshold set in Profile
  • Energy expended in kilocalories
  • Cadence (stride rate)
  • Performance: distance travelled per heartbeat (instantaneous and averages)
  • Exercise route shown on a map with heart rate and GPS data
  • At the end of the exercise, Beat2Phone suggests saving a summary of the results as an exercise diary entry in the phone calendar

Avoid exercising if you are experiencing general fatigue or feeling unwell, during feverish infections, or in case of sore throat, chest pains or muscle pain.

The right amount of physical exercise benefits nearly all bodily functions, enhancing physical and mental stamina and retarding the deterioration of functional capacity. Physical exercise can also prevent and even cure some illnesses. Regular exercise prevents hypertension, improves impaired glucose metabolism, has favorable cholesterol impacts, and helps in weight management.