VITAL-ECG: A portable wearable hospital

VITAL-ECG is a smartwatch, developed to perform the most used checks as a “one touch” device, anywhere, at low cost. “One touch” because the post-operative person not has to be an expert in medical devices and our medical smartwatch can be used with just one finger. “Everywhere”, because he can live away from the hospital. “Low cost”, because anyone can afford it. VITAL-ECG is a smart wristband based on the ECG-WATCH, a previously developed project, that, in addition to the ECG, records also SpO2, the temperature, the skin humidity and the fitness activity of a subject. The acquired data are then visualized and stored on a smartphone and shared with a remote medical center like, for example, a hospital. Finally, using machine learning algorithms, it can detect anomalies in the patient’s state and signal the problems to a medical staff via the smartphone or tablet. More in details, the system has been designed in order to fulfill the following requirements: Acquisition of all the three peripheral leads of the Einthoven’s triangle in a single-lead ECG acquisition mode, simply moving the wristband from the wrist to the ankle or to the other wrist; Atrial fibrillation detection; Temperature and humidity sensing through high-resolution, low-power, small-noise MEMS sensors; SpO2 recording; Bluetooth 4.0+ technology: it allows the device to communicate with smartphones and tablets in a low-power mode;


ERC Sector:

  • PE7_4 (Micro and nano) systems engineering
  • PE7_7 Signal processing
  • PE7_11 Components and systems for applications


  • Telemedicine
  • Wearable sensors
  • Portable hospital
  • Electrocardiogram

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