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Low-Cost Nano Sensor to Diagnose Heart Attack
|Health Topic||Cardiovascular diseases|
Problem being addressed
Heart attacks are occurring at an increasing rate due to poor eating habits and less active lifestyles. Heart attacks occur without warning and require immediate attention and rapid treatment. As of now, it’s extremely difficult to detect when a heart attack will occur.
Detailed description of the solution
These nano sensors are able to detect a heart attack by measuring the stress symptom in the heart and converting it into an electrical signal. They can wirelessly transmit the signal to doctors for quick diagnosis and treatment. These sensors are inexpensive and can be worn by people prone to cardiac disease at all times.
- Designed by: A team of scientists in the department of electrical engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Mumbai
When and where it was tested/implemented
Indian Institute of Technology Mumbai in 2007
Externally generated reports
Balaji, Fakir. "India Develops Affordable Nano Sensors to Detect Heart Attack." Twocircles.net. N.p., 6 Jan. 2010. Web. 01 Apr. 2013. Link Available here
"IIT Develops Affordable Nano Sensors to Detect Heart Attack." MumbaiMirror.com. N.p., 7 Jan. 2010. Web. 02 Apr. 2013. Link Available here