The PATRIOT system makes possible to have ECGs on real time for the necessary time period, e.g. one year post PCI, thus enhancing the peace of mind, safety and quality of life of elevant patients that can have the reassurance that in the case of a chest pain episode they can have their ECG taken, recorded and transmitted to medical personnel. On the other hand, the PATRIOT system drives towards the direction of diminishing unnecessary ambulance calls and relevant hospitalizations, thus substantially reducing the overall healthcare system costs. The system is based on a wearable ECG device that communicates wirelessly with the patient’s mobile phone in order to send to a Cloud platform its recorded ECGs or potential abnormal conditions.
The PATRIOT system aims at delivering remotely high quality electrocardiograms (ECGs). The system comprises a 12-channel, non-invasive, miniaturized, user friendly, wearable ECG device, a mobile application that may run on the patient’s or the doctor’s mobile device and a cloud application. The system may contribute to the quest for a cost efficient ECG monitoring system providing enhanced peace of mind, quality of life and safety to patients and at the same time compensating for healthcare costs relevant to unnecessary hospital admissions and ambulance calls. Future work is related to necessary clinical testing according to specified scenarios.
This project was supported by the Greek, nationally funded, research project “PATRIOT” –NSRF 2007-2013, Call: Cooperation 2011.