About this project
A Revolutionary Measurement Related to Your Blood Pressure
MOCAheart is an ultra-slim portable device that measures your blood-pressure related vital signs and an app that connects you to the health of your loved ones.
MOCAheart Helps You Understand Your Health Status at Important Moments
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Instant Insights With Two Fingers
Place one finger from each hand on MOCAheart: one covering the light sensor, and the other touching anywhere on the top of the device. Results appear in just seconds.
MOCAheart is designed to be easily carried and fit seamlessly in your existing routines and lifestyle, so tracking your health comes naturally.
We believe that health is realized by caring for yourself and caring for others. The MOCA app builds around a messaging interface to notify close contacts of your current health status, and also enables you to stay informed about your loved ones’ vitals even if they are far away.
Seeing the Big Picture With Your Body Signals
MOCA INDEX: Notice quickly when important changes in your blood flow occur and promptly seek care. MOCA INDEX is a qualitative indicator related to your blood pressure.
HEART RATE: Check the regularity of your heart rate or evaluate the intensity of your exercise.
BLOOD OXYGEN: Feeling dizzy or easily tired? Trends in your blood oxygen level help you be aware of oxygen deficiencies.
Hand Tremor Detection
MOCAheart is also able to detect hand tremor when you are checking your heart health. Often this is only measured when you are already sitting still at a clinic and can be difficult to track, although it is especially important for elders, who are more likely to have tremor problems. MOCAheart helps record it real time.
Calculated from Blood Velocity, Related to Blood Pressure
- Sadava et al., Life: The Science of Biology, 10th Edition
By tracking your MOCA INDEX daily, you can see changes that are dependent on your lifestyle, exercise, diet, etc. As you become more informed, these insights enable you to seek professional medical advice more confidently.
Your Heart Is Trying To Tell You Valuable Information
Your blood pressure is correlated to your heart activity and blood velocity. MOCA INDEX reflects your heart health status on a qualitative scale of 0 to 4, a range from Low, Ideal, Raised, High, and Very High.
Vital signs are important, but MOCAheart goes further to tell you what's actionable by noticing changes in your blood flow. We developed MOCA INDEX so you would get insights at a glance, and could immediately seek medical care if the need arises.
Medical-Grade Materials, Everyday Comfort
MOCAheart is the only device in its class combining medical grade materials and a small convenient size. Slip it into your pocket, or attach it to the MOCA phone case or keychain. It's designed to fit seamlessly into your lifestyle and schedule.
Let Them Know You Care
The MOCA app is built around the need to communicate important health updates with loved ones. More than just a personal monitor, the MOCA app lets you set up close contacts for direct messaging. Stay up-to-date on each other’s health status without being intrusive by viewing recent measurements.
Discuss Health With Family Using the MOCA App
More than a monitor for yourself, the MOCA app addresses the need to communicate important health updates with loved ones. Set up close contacts for direct messaging. This helps you to stay up-to-date on their health status without being intrusive by viewing their recent measurements.
Long-Term Insights, Not Number Crunching
When evaluating your long-term health, visual graphs of hourly, daily, weekly or monthly trends offer a more comprehensive overview, and may help you identify emerging patterns.
See How Your Lifestyle Affects Your Health
MOCAheart app records locations, weather, and allows you to add customized notes along side each measurement. This kind of personalized data can help you understand the relationship between lifestyle factors and your health.
MOCA Inside Talk: Designing MOCAheart
In this video we share the design story behind MOCAheart.
With designers, scientists, engineers, and a physician on our team, we set the highest standards for our work, repeatedly iterating and testing every aspect of MOCAheart to bring you a high quality, reliable health tracker.
MOCAheart Leather Sleeve Keychain
In the past year, we've been developing MOCAheart with numerous iterations on the design, engineering and algorithm.
We're starting conversations with manufacturers and with your support, MOCAheart can be in your hands next spring!
Over the past year, the work station has been reduced into a small motherboard that fits in the MOCA device and connects wirelessly with the MOCA app. The current MOCA app shows signals and measurements, and we are building out the interface to support communication and the sending of data between loved ones.
MOCA Inside Talk: Working Prototype
This video shows our recent prototype: MOCA app can already receive data from MOCAheart device wirelessly (via bluetooth) and display backend data in graph and numbers in real time.
We design MOCAheart for the long term vision.
The MOCAheart device is ready for much more powerful information such as EKG graphs, blood pressure estimate and more. Our vision lies beyond the current MOCAheart. As with any innovation, there is a process beyond our control before delivering innovative technology and information to the community.
That's why we intentionally promise what MOCAheart can do right now: MOCA INDEX, heart rate and SPO2, approved by regulations and suitable for everyday health, so the product can deliver on time.
The good news is that the device is ready, and the current MOCAheart device will work with our software update. The work rests in our administration process and software update.
Step by step, we want to deliver what's possible right now, as we plan for the future.
iOS 8 Health Kit Support
Get personalized insights by connecting MOCAheart to Apple's Health app, and receive much richer vital sign analytics.
MOCAheart Device Specs
Dimension: 1 3/8” x 2 3/4” x 1/4” (35 x 70 x 6.2 mm)
Weight: est. 0.7~1.0 oz
Material: Medical-grade stainless steel and plastic
Battery life: 7 days (3~5 times use per day)
Battery recharge: 40-60 min by micro USB cable
Compatibility: Currently with iPhone 5, 5C and later. iPad3 or later, iPadMini, and iPod Touch 3 or later. The bottom line is iOS7 or later and bluetooth 4.0 or later. iOS 8 Health Kit support. The app on Android will release soon.
Optional accessories: MOCA phone case (your choice of iPhone 5 or 6), MOCA keychain
In the meantime, we continue to seek your feedback, understand your stories and relentlessly improve MOCAheart's design, experience and future services.
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We Want to Personally Say Thank You!
Thank you backers for scrolling down to the bottom and reading this part! We’re really excited just to have the opportunity to share our idea with the world. This is the beginning and there is so much more we can do. You’re not just a Backer, but you’re involved in a community to change how we experience health and wellness. We are very grateful for every supporter we get and every comment you give us.
- Team MOCACARE
MOCACARE is a multi-disciplinary team with the vision to combine health, technology, science, and comfort. Our R&D team of scientists, engineers, designers and physicians comes from Stanford, California College of the Arts, and John Hopkins University. We strive to make caring for health simple, warm, and reliable.
Risks and challenges
We want to ensure you that our team has completed optimizing features you'd care most about, including stability of sensors, reliability of measurement results, user-friendly interface, optimal size of device, convenience of carrying, etc.
We are manufacturing the first batch of samples for internal use, and are heading into mass production with manufacturers now.
Our challenge will be to confirm the quality of the manufacturing process and to ensure that the software runs smoothly.
We are currently working extremely hard to enhance our software and are very confident that MOCAheart will ship to you in April 2015.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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