Smartphone apps and wearable sensors have the potential to help people make healthier lifestyle choices. Self-monitoring therefore is one of the core strategies for changing cardiovascular health behaviors. On the other side, patients benefit from sharing their data with doctors and electronic health record (EHR) systems.
MEDICA-tradefair.com has talked to Marco Peluso, CEO at Qardio Inc. with headquarter in San Francisco, developer of QardioCore, a wireless electrocardiogram monitor. It is designed as a chest strap to improve detection and management of cardiac conditions.
Mr. Peluso, why do you think measuring cardiac conditions anytime and anywhere becomes more and more important?
Peluso: Measuring cardiac conditions has always been important - but in many areas of healthcare, we have been stuck with antiquated, ineffective technologies. The heart health monitors currently on the market are not particularly user-friendly, and provide very fragmented data. That is why we created Qardio. Our wearable digital health devices provide an exceptional user experience for the patient, and at the same time, medical accuracy a doctor can really depend on.