HEALTH-MONITORING SENSIVEST CAN SEE THROUGH YOUR CHEST AND INTO YOUR LUNGSJun 25, 2017
Around half of the 5.7 million adults in the U.S. who suffer from heart failure reportedly wind up back in hospital within six months due to a dangerous amount of fluid buildup in their lungs. According to the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, the answer could reside in a high-tech vest that is capable of remotely monitoring a heart patient’s symptoms using radar.
The so-called SensiVest is the creation of Israel company Sensible Medical. Using the same tech the military use for seeing through walls, it looks straight through the chest and into the lungs. It’s meant to be worn by the patient for 90 minutes each day and is designed for outpatient use — meaning that it can be used in their home, rather than the hospital. Wexner Medical Center is currently carrying out a randomized, clinical trial to test the SensiVest’s efficacy.
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