GreatCall is launching new pilot program for owners of its Touch3 smartphone to track heart health anywhere. Using the AliveCor Heart Monitor, GreatCall users with suspected or diagnosed heart conditions, as well as those at risk of heart conditions will be able to fully participate in their own cardiac health.
To record an ECG (electrocardiogram), users need to rest their fingers on AliveCor Heart Monitor device that is located on the back of the phone. AliveCor’s proprietary technology converts electrical impulses from the user’s fingertips into ultrasound signals transmitted to the mobile device’s microphone and into the free AliveECG app.
“Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., claiming about 1 million lives each year,” said David Inns, CEO of GreatCall. “With access to an easy-to-use, affordable mobile health tool, patients can instantly communicate data to physicians without an office or hospital visit. This can positively impact access to care, costs and, potentially, outcomes.”
To record an ECG (electrocardiogram), users need to rest their fingers on AliveCor Heart Monitor device that is located on the back of the phone.The ECG recordings can be shared directly with physician through a cloud-based ECG analysis service provided by AliveCor. Usually it takes less than 30 minutes to receive doctors response for free through the AliveECG app. The device was granted FDA clearance for its algorithm that can immediately detect if patients are experiencing atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common form of cardiac arrhythmia.
This device is suitable for healthcare professionals, patients with known or suspected heart conditions and health conscious individuals. Compatible with all iPhones and most Android devices, the AliveCor Heart Monitor is available for $199.