Apple: Patent Application Suggests ECG Device for Apple Watch

Just once two days after the first rumors about a for 2017 planned Gesundheitstracker von Apple popped up now a patent specification via a portable electrocardiograph on.

Portable electrocardiogram module

The document published recently by the U.S. patent and Trademark Office USPTO describes a portable electrocardiogram (ECG device) that can place bracelets or watches in rings, brooches, and so attached to various body parts , to measure the heart rate of the carrier on different electrodes. This, allegedly independently, the module can detect where it is located on the body. This is important, because the measurements are different depending on the distance to the heart. The user can calibrate the instrument according to the patent by putting the finger and so adapt the data analysis.

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The patent involves the Apple Watch?

The patent does not explicitly mention the Apple Watch. But the use of such a device would be what would fit well with the rumors about the planned health gadget for 2017 in the Smartwatch certainly best. Speculation remains that here is a direct link, but for the time being.

ECG system by Alivecor

The idea of a portable ECG watch is certainly not new. Already in October 2015, the U.S. company specializing in smart medicine instruments Alivecor presented the prototype of an ECG bracelet for the Apple Watch. An electrode on the inside of the bracelet measures about the Alivecor app in the Apple Watch the electrocardiogram (ECG) of the wearer, so heart rate and heart rhythm. The app, developed by the health professionals evaluate the data then. In March of this year, the company unveiled the completed version of his ECG bracelet referred Kardia.