Qualitative and quantitative evaluation of a new wearable device for ECG and respiratory Holter monitoring

Le nuove tecnologie indossabili rende possibile il monitoraggio cardiorespiratorio continuo, con potenziali applicazioni nella valutazione di pazienti cardiopolmonari, soggetti sani e atleti(Int J Cardiol 2018 Jun 13)

6 September Sep 2018 3 months ago
  • Vignati C, Mapelli M, Agostoni P

Recent advances in wearable technology make continuous cardiorespiratory monitoring possible, with potential applications in assessment of cardiopulmonary patients, healthy subjects and athletes. The aim of the present study was to qualitatively and quantitatively evaluate a new wearable device (Learn Inspire Free Entertain = L.I.F.E.) by embedding in a compression shirt a 12‑lead ECG system and 5 respiratory sensors.

Median quality value was >3 for heart rate, QRS complex, ST segment and P wave (except in L3, aVL, aVF, V1 and V2 leads). Median quality of respiratory traces was >4 in patients and between 3 and 4 in healthy subjects. The respiratory monitoring of respiratory rate and inspiratory time was accurate in all body positions. Tidal volumes were underestimated due to a high level of ventilation.

The Authors conclude that L.I.F.E. device provides an accurate continuous monitoring of cardiorespiratory signals during the 24 h both in normal subjects and cardiorespiratory patients.

Reference
1. Sarmento A, Vignati C, Paolillo S, Lombardi C, Scoccia A, Nicoli F, Mapelli M, Leonardi A, Ossola D, Rigoni R, Agostoni P, Aliverti A. Qualitative and quantitative evaluation of a new wearable device for ECG and respiratory Holter monitoring. Int J Cardiol 2018 Jun 13. pii: S0167-5273(17)37932-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2018.06.044. [Epub ahead of print] Go to PubMed