A brand new app courtesy of researchers at the University of Sydney have made it possible to monitor key components that affects an individual’s heart.
As reported by Tech Hive, the new app from Ph.D candidate James Heathers can keep track of heart rates, stress, excitement and other variables. It has originally been used for athletes but could prove to be more useful to help heart patients monitor their heart without requiring an actual visit to the doctor.
Heathers mentioned that…
“By providing people with a sensor and then using their smartphone to process the data we are no longer tied down to booking appointments in a university laboratory, and can record dozens of separate data streams at the same time.”
In combination with the Pulse Rate Variability system designed for smartphones, your iPhone basically turns into a mobile medical center, providing key proponents of information to help you monitor and stay informed about your heart’s health.
You can read more about the app and its applications to the study of monitoring healthy heart rates and other elements by visiting the official University of Sydney page.