Around the world, an estimated 15 million people die of heart-related conditions every year. While these conditions currently have no cure, there are ways to significantly increase a person's chance of survival. That is why we make heartwatch.
What we wanted to do was create a way where anyone, no matter their age, can know if their heart is acting irregular, and in case of a heart-related event, notify users and 911 that they are experiencing cardiovascular distress.
What it does
heartwatch actively monitors users' heart rate, movement, and acceleration for any irregularities. If an irregularly is detected, the user is then notified and asked to confirm they are OK. Depending on the response, the app sends a notification to a listed personal contact with their location and informs emergency services.
How we built it
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We are very happy to have been able to create so many different features in such a short amount of time, especially considering none of us have worked with the Fitbit SDK before.
What's next for heartwatch
Expanding support for other smartwatch models, such as the gear active and Apple watch, adding more early warning systems, and improving our detection algorithms. Also, connection to existing sensors users have for their health (pacemaker, blood sugar device)
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