iHeart fingertip oximeter device measures your heart health
A health technology company on IndieGogo claims to have a tool that will help users monitor their heart health and even increase their lifespan. The new device is called the iHeart System and it measures Aortic Stiffness which the firm claims is “the best indicator of your biological health”. This is much more important than your image, weight and size says the company.
The iHeart System isn’t really a piece of wearable technology in the ‘traditional’ sense as you just wear it on your finger for a 30 second non-invasive test – as and when you wish. When worn, the device measures your “Aortic Stiffness, the best indicator of your biological health,” claim the device makers.
Over the days, week and months that you use iHeart users are expected to be able to monitor their progress to better health. They can see and understand positive and negative changes and trends. The accompanying iHeart software, currently for iOS devices only, then tells you what your physiological age is compared to your chronological age. The software interprets the pulse oximeter data to give you an overall picture of your health.
Unfortunately the iHeart System IndieGogo campaign looks like it could do with a health boost. It is not very far away from succeeding; currently $17,000 earned whilst the goal is $25,000. However with 16 days left and the rate of funding so far it looks like it could go either way. If you are interested in backing the project you can put $99 in the fund to receive an iHeart Physiological Age System and access to the app. Shipping is free in North America, $15 for the rest of the world. If successful the project aims to manufacture the devices and have them shipped by February next year.