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[CES 2020] Wearable device measures electrocardiogram records in 27 seconds
  • By Song Soo-youn
  • Published 2020.01.09 16:34
  • Updated 2020.01.10 17:15
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Healthrian displays WearECG12, a wearable electrocardiogram device, at the KAIST booth at CES 2020 in Las Vegas, Nev., through Friday.

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – A Korean company unveiled a new device that tests the heart’s rhythm and activity in less than 30 seconds.

Healthrian showcased WearECG12, a wearable electrocardiogram (ECG) gear, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2020 being held from Tuesday in Las Vegas, Nev. Founded by a graduate of KAIST, Healthrian displays its products at the KAIST booth until Friday.

WearECG 12 is a Holter’s monitoring system that measures ECG with 12 channels in real-time. The small and light device, with a width of 46mm, a length of 35.6mm and a weight of about 30g.

By combining the device with patches of electrodes, a user can see real-time ECG. Attaching the device to the body and measuring ECG took only about 27 seconds.

The photo on the right shows using WearECG12 to test electrocardiogram at CES 2020 in Las Vegas, Nev., on Tuesday.

“We made the existing Holter’s ECG monitoring system with 12 channels, used in hospitals, into a wearable device. It has the advantage of easy storage and easy attachment,” Healthrian CEO Roh Tea-hwan told Korea Biomedical Review at CES 2020 on Tuesday. “We developed it so that emergency rescuers can use it quickly and easily to measure ECG on an ambulance.”

Users can confirm the test results on a mobile application and send the results remotely, regardless of distance, Roh went on to say. As the miniatured product stores every data, it can play a role as a black box, too, he added.

Roh noted that the new device could help individuals to manage their health. If a user wears the device for 24 hours, he or she can conduct a test for arrhythmia or heart diseases at home, he added.

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