Arkansas, United States, Before the heart attack occurred, a woman can now be helped more quickly when using e-bra, the bra specifically designed to detect and monitor heart attacks.
Scientists have created the ‘e-bra’ that can help doctors monitor patients’ heart woman anywhere in the world.
This particular bra has been integrated with a sensor that can measure the health of vital signals and upload the information to a wireless network such as Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, which can then be accessed by patients and physicians.
Bra technology was developed by a team at the University of Arkansas, which combines nanotextile and smartphone technology. Scientists also create e-vest for male patients.
“E-bra allows for continuous work, real-time monitoring to identify the pathophysiological changes. This is the platform on a variety of sensors for monitoring cardiovascular health is integrated into the fabric. Garments collect and transmit vital medical signals for any desired location in the world, “said Vijay Varadan, one of the researchers, as reported by Dailymail.
This system monitors blood pressure, body temperature, respiratory rate, oxygen consumption and some neural activity. E-bra can also take the same reading with the ECG (electrocardiogram) and find out whether a patient having a heart attack.
This system does not require additional or accessory cuff to measure blood pressure and because it could replace conventional blood pressure monitoring devices. Can also replace a complicated combination of ECG sensors and wires attached to the patient while he was walking on the treadmill.
Data can be viewed on a screen or a separate window for each measurement. The software used includes GPS, which can track patients anywhere in the world.
The research team said the e-shaped bra sports bra can also be used by athletes to monitor vital signs of their own during the training session via phone.
This system can also be programmed to send an emergency message, via voice or text message, if it detects an abnormal or extreme conditions.
Varadan has not published the findings of the e-bra, but the results of the sensor system has been published in the Journal of Nanotechnology in Engineering and Medicine.
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