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Miniature ECG monitoring device

Photo of a miniature ECG monitoring device's creators

In the picture (from the left): Adrian Maciejewski, MD, Grzegorz Wróblewski, PhD, Eng. and Łukasz Kołtowski, PhD

It is much smaller than its hospital equivalents but its quality clearly equals them. A miniature ECG monitoring device has been created by a WUT scientist and two doctors. 

Grzegorz Wróblewski, PhD, Eng. from the Faculty of Mechatronics of the Warsaw University of Technology, Łukasz Kołtowski, PhD – cardiologist from the Warsaw Medical University and Adrian Maciejewski, MD, were brought together thanks to their interest in medicine and technology. Within SmartMedics Sp. z o.o., they created an ECG monitoring device which fits in one’s hand. Thanks to flexible plasters which ensure the correct placement of ECG electrodes the monitoring can be done by patients on their own.

The system comprises a small electronic module which registers the ECG signal, a single-use plaster with electrodes and a smartphone app. The registered data are automatically synchronised with a server where AI algorithms monitor the heart on an ongoing basis and show any anomalies that may occur.

At presents, results are sent to a server from which they may be downloaded and evaluated by a doctor. – So far the patient may not buy the device since the monitoring results without any clinical evaluation done by experts will not be of any use to them. We wish to cooperate with companies, medical units, telemedical portals which remotely monitor the condition of their patients – explains Grzegorz Wróblewski, PhD, Eng.

Photo of a patient examining himself with a miniature ECG monitoring device

Miniature ECG monitoring device

The device may be used to diagnose heart diseases: cardiac dysrhythmia, ischemia and cardiac failure. It will also be useful for lifeguards and sportspeople.