Today, AliveCor announced today that it is launching the KardiaMobile Card. This appears to be quite an amazing device.
AliveCor, the leading innovator in FDA-cleared personal electrocardiogram (ECG) technology, today announced the launch of KardiaMobile Card, the slimmest, most convenient personal ECG device ever created. At the size of a standard credit card, KardiaMobile Card fits easily into any wallet and delivers a medical-grade, single-lead ECG in 30 seconds. KardiaMobile Card makes history as the world’s first credit-card-sized ECG ever cleared by the FDA.
It is clearly the thinnest, lightest ECG device ever created. I haven’t gotten my hands on one but AliveCor says it will fit in a wallet, which means (for those of us still carrying wallets) we can have it with us at all times with minimal planning. As long as you have a smartphone with you as well you can make single-lead ECG recordings which per AliveCor will have the same quality as their larger devices and will be able to detect atrial fibrillation, PVCs, and PACs.
Here’s some more info from the press release
KardiaMobile Card pairs with a smartphone using Bluetooth technology to detect six of the most common arrhythmias, more than any other personal ECG on the market. KardiaMobile Card users also have access to cardiologist analyses of ECGs, monthly heart health reports, and automatic sharing of ECG recordings. The device’s algorithm is based on AliveCor’s AI-enabled Kardia technology, which has been evaluated by more than 170 peer-reviewed studies. Designed to resist weather, water, and wear and tear, KardiaMobile Card is AliveCor’s most portable and durable ECG available, allowing users to take an ECG recording anytime, anywhere.
The KM Card comes with 1-year access to KardiaCare, the heart health service that offers more than 130,000 members a suite of advanced features to help them better manage and understand their heart health. KardiaCare includes ECG evaluations by board-certified cardiologists, monthly reports that summarize ECG and blood pressure data, automatic sharing of ECG recordings with caregivers, and the ability to detect a broader range of heart conditions.
KardiaMobile Card with KardiaCare is available for purchase at kardia.com for just $149.
I’ll write a review of the KM Card as soon as I get my hands on one.