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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Crowdfunded Pocket Device Alleged Determines Risk for Stroke and Sudden Cardiac Arrest | ScienceRoll

Mobile  health and remote monitoring devices continue to grow exponentially. Developers often use kickstarting and crowdfunding applications found on social media and other internet websites.

Innovative and market driven claims out accelereate scientific and evidence based data and leave potential users at risk in regard to the clsims of the developers.  In this area "caveat emptor".

#mHealth attracts much hype and unproven solutions surrounding documentation of vital signs such as blood pressure,, pulse, blood oxygen levels, blood glucose levels and more. There are many devices proposed to measure and report other blood levels, such as cholesterol, electrolytes and more.

One such device is the WIWE, being developed in Hungary.

The WIWE pocket device can determine the risk for stroke and sudden cardiac death by doing an ECG analysis and using a smart algorithm, among others. They are currently running a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. There is no transparency regarding the algorithm, nor mention of the other factors which increase risk of stroke, such as family history, activity

Crowdfunded Pocket Device Determines Risk for Stroke and Sudden Cardiac Arrest | ScienceRoll

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