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Health topic Cardiovascular diseases
Health classification Diagnosis
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Location Mumbai, India
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Replicated No
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Problem being addressed[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

  • 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[edit | edit source]

Indian Institute of Technology Mumbai in 2007

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Externally generated reports[edit | edit source]

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

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Part of Global Health Medical Device Compendium
SDG SDG03 Good health and well-being, SDG09 Industry innovation and infrastructure
Authors Kelly Wojcik
License CC-BY-SA-3.0
Language English (en)
Related 0 subpages, 2 pages link here
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Created April 3, 2013 by Kelly Wojcik
Modified September 28, 2022 by Irene Delgado
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