INNOVATIONS IN MEDICINE
A CONNECTED JACKET THAT WATCHES OVER THE HEART
Cardiac defibrillators are not on the corner of every street. Nor are paramedics. So how can the number of people surviving a heart attack that occurs outside the hospital be increased? Today, it is estimated that these people’s chance of survival is only 5%. This figure could be about to change with the use of the LifeVest device.
Belt, braces or connected life jacket: call it what you like, this is the innovation that everybody is talking about. Comprising a harness that goes around the chest and a box attached to the belt, this is not like other wearable technology. Its role? To watch over patients at high risk of sudden death, for example those who are waiting for a transplant or an implantable defibrillator. […]