An ultrasound patch will be used to monitor how well your heart is working, with continuous monitoring throughout the day. The project is under development and a study anticipates its characteristics. Here are the details:
A hi-tech patch will be able to monitor heart function in real time
A study published in Nature, called “A wearable cardiac ultrasound imager”shows the project of a new patch capable of monitor the functioning of the heartby performing a real-time echocardiogram. The project is only in an initial conceptualization phase and a long work will be needed to develop a definitive prototype.
However, the development guidelines have been defined. The patch capable of keeping the heart under control could become a medical reality in the future. This is an interesting evolution of the wearable sector for monitoring people’s vital parameters. With a simple (at least apparently) patch it could be possible to keep the correct functioning of the heartbeat under control.
It should be noted that, according to the study authors, i Ultrasound devices could increasingly become a reference for health monitoring. Solutions like the patch described above could also be developed to make devices that can monitor other vital signs in the future.