Smartwatch can help detect signs of heart attack for at-risk patients

Fitness trackers typically monitor users sleep, activity and exercise patterns. But the iBeat, a new wearable technology, does those things while trying to reduce deaths due to the leading fatality worldwide, heart disease.

The iBeat smartwatch uses microsensors to measure users heart rate for irregularities that may signal cardiac arrest or heart attack. The device also comes with a built-in radio, microphone and GPS.

There are many devices on the market including diabetic monitors, heart-rate monitors, and other health monitoring solutions, but all these devices only passively monitor you, Ryan Howard, founder and CEO of iBeat, said in a news release. None of them actively monitor and analyze your heart health around-the-clock like the iBeat Life Monitor.

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