Trailblazing fitness wearable launched
Written by: Philip Mason | Published:

Hungarian tech start-up HeartBit has announced what it claims is the world’s first wearable electrocardiogram (ECG) monitor

The device, which according to the company processes around 10,000 data points a second, not only monitors the user’s heart rate but also detects potential anomalies such as arrhythmia and atrial fibrillation. The information is stored using IBM’s cloud services, with the solution also incorporating the company’s Watson AI functionality to tailor individual fitness plans and build ‘ECG profiles’.

Speaking of the solution, HeartBit CEO George Kozmann Jr said: “The road to fitness depends on a person’s unique physiology and preferences, and the conditions in which they’re exercising. We wanted to tap into a growing enthusiasm for running and other cardio exercise by empowering people to work out safely.”

He continued: “We are a start-up with a big vision, so we needed a vendor that could guide us through infrastructure design and support us as we took our solution worldwide. With IBM Cloud services we can scale easily and economically, removing barriers to expansion so we can turn HeartBit into a big player in the wearable technology market.”

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