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About this project
YOUR PROFESSIONAL ECG
ECG-Guard is a very small and easy to use wearable health monitor with advanced wireless Bluetooth® connectivity. ECG-Guard records your heart activity with clinical accuracy and displays critical parameters on your iPhone, smartphone or tablet. ECG-Guard is the ideal companion for many sports activities and will guard your heart continuously for up to 24 hours on one battery charge.
ECG- Guard is not only a heart monitor, it will also track your sleep and analyze your stress levels, it can measure your posture and remind you to sit upright. And it has a built-in thermometer that will measure changes in your body surface temperature. All in one small, smart ECG-Guard.
ECG-Guard has no buttons to press, all functions and features are controlled via the ECG-Guard App available for iPhone and Smartphone (in development). Simply insert a battery into ECG-Guard and you are good to go. After launching the App will guide you through setup and functions of the ECG-Guard.
Using either adhesive electrode patches or the chest belt for sports activities like running, biking, hiking, climbing, ECG-Guard will automatically store all data inside the built-in flash memory for later download, and in parallel wirelessly transmit the data via Bluetooth® to your iPhone or Smartphone for instant display and online analysis. In general, the following parameters are being calculated and displayed:
Athletes can set here their own limits for min/max Heart rates, running speeds, step width and later compare their newest against previous results.
In comparison to other fitness trackers that only track motion, ECG- Guard will literally guard your heart. When activated, the app will track and alarm you when abnormal beats or arrhythmia are being detected, and in the case of a severe cardiac event, ECG-Guard may even automatically initialize an emergency call (feature requires additional subscription services, parent consent required, if applicable, not available in every country).
The long-term ECG recording function continuously records the complete ECG over a period of up to 24 hours. Additional parameters recorded include motion activity and body surface temperature. All data will be saved inside the transmitter for later download to your phone. At the beginning of a recording, you can control the incoming signal quality via Bluetooth® on your phone and then e.g. turn-off Bluetooth® on the transmitter to maximize the battery life and recording length. Obviously, you can reconnect at any time to check on the recording: Simply tap onto the ECG-Guard transmitter unit to reconnect via Bluetooth®. In case ECG-Guard detects either a severe arrhythmia or a possible fall to the ground while being disconnected from Bluetooth® it will automatically reconnect and alert you or possibly initiate a rescue/emergency call (feature requires additional subscription services, parent consent required, if applicable, not available in every country).
After the recording has ended you can download the complete data set from the ECG-guard transmitter to your phone. The ECG-guard App will then analyze the data and display the results as shown below:
ECG-Guard is a highly precise ECG system and records heart functions with clinical accuracy. Included in the App you will find a function that can connect you with our team of certified cardiologists in Switzerland which may provide you with a professional medical feedback based the ECG recording you have made. This PDF report in German or English language can be used for further discussions with your doctor.
By using this professional cardiological service, you can independently check your heart function and control existing diseases and therapies. The risk of stroke can also be determined and, if necessary, treated in a controlled manner.
Sitting right is difficult, at least sitting right all day. ECG-Guard can help you to improve your posture, sitting better, feeling better. When activated, the built-in posture check feature will gently vibrate the transmitter, reminding you to resume a more back-friendly posture if necessary.
The built-in temperature sensor has an accuracy of 0.18°F (0.1°C) which is sufficiently accurate for continuous monitoring of skin surface temperature. The thermometer can wirelessly transmit the actual temperature and temperature trend to your iPhone/Smartphone and to your Apple or Android Watch. The thermometer feature can be used as a stand alone function or in combination with all other monitoring features included with ECG-Guard.
ECG-Guard is very different from other sleep trackers in the market because it uses the combination of ECG, heart rate, body motion, respiration, skin temperature combined to analyze your sleep quality. As a consequence, the calculated data present a completely new level in sleep monitoring currently not offered by other contenders (at the time of writing).
Begin measuring and understanding your stress levels. ECG-Guard will help you towards managing stressful situations, enabling to see what stresses you and possibly help you navigate around future stress situations.
The integrated short term Heart-Rate-Variability feature and the RSA (determination of respiratory sinus arrhythmia) feature enables ECG-Guard to detect your momentary stress levels, assesses your health and risk situation and helps you get a better understanding of internal stress triggers and nervous system responses.
The built-in breathing exercises offer you a simple tool kit to control and possibly reduce your stress levels via parasympathetic nerve activation.
All features at a glance
ECG-Guard for Professionals (white version with included USB port)
While the black ECG-Guard transmitter is for athletic and personal use, the white version has been designed for professional ECG-Guard users offering the following additional functions not included in the black version:
customizable sampling rates (125 Hz to 8000 Hz)
up to 3 days Holter ECG recording time
implantable Pacemaker detection
Event and Loop/Event recording modus
mobile online patient monitoring
external Lead-Electrode Cable (optional)
One or two additional external temperature sensors (optional)
R trigger output for external devices
Analog input for external devices
extended Flash Memory (>=8GB)
USB Interface for fast data download
Why do we need your support?
The ECG-Guard hardware (the wearable ECG recorder) is fully developed and for the professionals, we already offer medical Apps for iPhone/Smartphone and also computer based analysis software and cloud based online patient monitoring solutions.
Your support is needed for the development and certification of the ECG-Guard App and to order a sufficient quantity of parts for the ECG-Guard recorder to allow the offered package prices.
Therefore, the App Screenshots shown in this campaign are coming from our App development specifications and not from a working App. But we are sure that we can fulfill all announced App functions if we succeed with our campaign, and provide the currently best health monitoring solution to you.
The wearable ECG-Guard recorder already meets all requirements!
Risks and challenges
Since we’ve been developing and manufacturing several wearable ECG systems for more than 14 years, we are confident about our supply chain management and production capacity. So we are confident that we can achieve our planned milestones in the timeline we’ve promised.
Still, while we are committed to deliver ECG-Guard as soon as possible, things like time requirements for certifications are outside of our control, but we will do our best to solve such unexpected upcoming problems as soon as possible.