The best solution has always been prevention. In the past, this was not feasible for everyone; it requires time, resources, education, lifestyle alterations and expertise to effectively prevent heart disease. It's a full-time job. In the United States and abroad, when so many people are working long hours to put food on the table, they do not have the time to give themselves the care they require.
Prevention relies on empowering the patient. If this disease is going to be stopped, there needs to be a way to do this. Technology has finally given us this ability but the healthcare industry is one of the slowest to utilize technological innovation. It's time. It's time we make it possible for the overworked to take care of themselves. It's time to use technology as a platform to educate and enhance the quality of health. Those who are involved in the health-tech field have a responsibility to do this. Each death from heart disease is unnecessary. Let's make heart attack and stroke things of the past. The technology is here. Help us build it.
Qardiax is a continuous, cuffless non-invasive blood pressure device able to monitor and record data in real-time. Other devices require the user to remain inactive when taking a measurement making continuous monitoring impossible. Our device can account for the movement and activity of the user, allowing us to get a realistic measurement of dynamic blood pressure.
Our technology uses ECG (electrocardiogram) and PPG (photoplethysmography) to measure PWTT (pulse wave transit time). This is a fancy way to say that we measure how long it takes a heartbeat to travel to a secondary spot on the body (in this case, the wrist) and use this data to calculate blood pressure and other vital signs.
But Qardiax is more than a monitor. Cardiovascular health is strongly influenced by the lifestyle of the user. Things like irregular sleep patterns, poor diet, inactivity and caffeine intake all affect the way the heart works. If these habits are not addressed, they can cause permanent damage to the cardiovascular system. To achieve better health, Qardiax uses an AI powered assistant to implement healthy lifestyle changes. Innovation is geared toward making products faster and easier for customers to use. Voice-enabled experiences are the natural next step because talking is the easiest, fastest way to interact with the product. By using AI to detect trends in the user's lifestyle, solutions can be suggested that will enhance the routine leading to better outcomes with minimal effort.