At first glance the newly unveiled WIWE reminds us on AliveCor’s Mobile ECG, and in a way — the two devices perform the same task, enabling users to evaluate the risk of Atrial Fibrillation. However, AliveCor’s device has been tested for quite a few times and is cleared by the FDA, but WIWE can do a few other tricks in addition to checking your heart’s health with ECG.
The product, currently raising funds and awareness at Indiegogo, also doubles as a pedometer and pulse oximeter. As such, the team behind WIWE suggests its device is ideal for anyone with increased risk of heart failure, including managers, athletes, seniors, caring mothers, and just about anyone taking good care of his/her health. That being said, WIWE was primarily designed to help prevent life threatening events like Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) and Afib-related Stroke.
The WIWE campaign is looking to get $100,000 in pre-orders with single unit going for $149.The system consists of the WIWE device and a companion app. The device records ECG by evaluating the voltage between the left arm (positive electrode) and the right arm (negative electrode). It can also measure Blood Oxygen Level and Heart Rate, and function as a pedometer.
As for the WIWE app, it is described as easy to use, providing users with all the key numbers, while providing alerts of any abnormalities in the measurements taken with the device.
The WIWE campaign is looking to get $100,000 in pre-orders with single unit going for $149. Deliveries are set for April.