Aging seniors with pre-existing heart conditions during and post rehab of a heart attack, need to be monitored constantly to help with early detection and timely preventive action.
Existing devices require patients to go into the hospital every week.MY GOAL
Help seniors age in place by providing a wearable that supports long term heart monitoring while at home.
Lara Grant an E-textile and wearable technology practitioner, David Gonzalez a product designer and development consultant and Mara Holt Skov a design history professor were my mentors for this project.
EKG hospital monitoring is uncomfortable and inconvenient. Existing technology does not support long term heart monitoring while at home.
I learnt how to sew and program the Arduino to prototype my concepts. Doris (one of the seniors I volunteered with) tried out all my prototypes during my testing process.
Biggest challenge:ELECTRODE PLACEMENT
In case of an emergency
For daily use