We were troubled by the fact that many medical devices do not directly send data to computers. We solved that problem and took it one step further
What it does
The system sends vital data such as heart rate and blood pressure from an ambulance to a server. A hospital takes data from the server and displays the vitals from each patient on a screen. The program alerts the medical team if a vital deviates falls above or below a threshold
How we built it
We connected an ECG to an arduino subunit. We then fed that data from a computer into a server. We also created a program that takes data typed from a paramedic (such as name, gender etc.) and also fed that to the server. We created another program that pulls all the data from the server on the hospital side.
Challenges we ran into
We had trouble creating the two interfaces that send data to the server. Additionally, the ECG monitor provided data that was too noisy to analyze properly
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We are proud of the fact that we were able to visualize the data gathered from the ECG
What we learned
We learned how to use an ECG machine as well interface with an arduino
What's next for Heart Attack Heroes
We want to iron out the kinks and do a user study and determine how we can impact the market..