Globally, cardiovascular diseases account for approximately 17 million deaths a year, nearly one third of the total. Life threatening Cardiac events like Ventricular fibrillation, Angina, Arrhythmias as well as minor events like gastro intestinal disorder all cause similar symptoms like shortness of breath, dizziness ,palpitations etc. There is always an ambiguity among the patients when such symptoms are experienced - if they require immediate medical care or is it just a false alarm. To overcome this, this project aims at building a system of self assessment that is safe, usable and provides actionable advice for abnormal sensations in the chest. The product is aimed to be an over the counter, non-intrusive, inexpensive and easy to use diagnostic device that provides continues monitoring over a period of 24 hours. The resulting device consists of 2 main units- the sensor (patch) and the display unit. The false negatives should be less that 0.5% and should be regulatory complaint (FDA, IEC, UL). With this project, we aim to provide personalized health advice to the user by providing long-term monitoring that facilitates the capturing of sporadic events and produce actionable advice in real time.
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