Heart Up, a tech firm, has developed a one-fingered glove that can assist you in gaining a better understanding of the condition of your heart and how to make it stronger and more resilient.
The attachment point for the device is, quite literally, the very tip of your finger. From that point on, it employs several sensors and machine learning technology to keep an eye on your vital signs. You are able to monitor and record your workout, as well as analyse your performance, calorie burn, and distance covered. To use it as a GPS sports watch, you will need to sync it with your iPhone or Android smartphone.
But when it comes to monitoring how well the heart is working, the device really shines. After all, the primary intention behind the construction of the glove was to assist in the detection of circulatory problems in athletes. People who participate in marathons and triathlons need to keep this in mind more than anyone else. It happens more often than you think that people lose their lives in situations like these.
According to the findings of a recent study that looked at data from more than 9 million people who participated in triathlons over the course of 30 years, there were 1.74 cases of mortality or cardiac arrest for every 100,000 athletes. Even while it might not seem like much, this risk is actually more than the annual risk of mortality that is associated with being a middle-aged adult in the overall population.
Heart Up assesses a wide variety of metrics associated with the health of your cardiovascular system. This comprises your actual heart rate, the variability of your heart rate, your oxygen saturation, your tachycardia and bradycardia, and your sleep apnea. Additionally, the organisation is focusing on a cardiovascular score that will assist you in gaining a better understanding of the true condition of your heart.
According to Andrés Meja, who works for Heart Up, the company’s monitoring of heart rate and oxygenation saturation is accurate to a 98 per cent degrees.
Additionally, the glove is capable of sending alarms and messages should it identify any irregularities. Simply personalise the list of first responders (family, friends, and your doctor) on the smartphone app, and in the event of an emergency, they will receive a notification along with your complete data and GPS location.
Heart Up can be utilised for the tracking of anaerobic and aerobic activities for athletes, as well as for monitoring activities that occur on a daily basis. It is adaptable, long-lasting, and keeps its breathability no matter the conditions. The glove can be worn on either the right or left hand, and it comes in several different sizes to choose from.