How is Wireless Electrocardiography (ECG) contributing to the trend of personalized monitoring?
Wireless electrocardiography (ECG) is the advanced form of electrocardiography, which uses wireless technology such as Bluetooth to share data. The devices are highly efficient for real-time monitoring and sharing constant information related to heart activity. The devices are used to diagnose and study heart diseases. Moreover, it helps doctors detect the disease and prescribe a suitable treatment. The electrocardiogram (ECG) has gained wide traction for home use as it is suitable to measure and assess cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). Here are a few key factors contributing to the new trend of personalized monitoring.
Rising Prevalence of Cardiovascular Diseases
Due to the growing prevalence of cardiovascular diseases, the demand for efficient ECG systems has increased regularly. Moreover, the patients need to assess their hearts regularly. Thus, wireless ECG for home healthcare can significantly contribute to this era.
For patients suffering from CVDs, continuous heart rate monitoring and immediate heartbeat detection are necessities. Moreover, the study says that CVDs can be efficiently diagnosed, controlled, and cured via performing continuous monitoring,
According to a study by World Health Organization (WHO), CVDs account for the primary cause of the rising cases of death globally, with 17.9 million deaths every year. In Americans, it is the primary cause of death. CVDs caused more than 840,000 lives in 2016 in America. Moreover, AF is a kind of irregular heart rhythm and a leading cause of stroke, impacting around 1.3 million people in the UK.
Thus, the demand for a home setup has increased for ECG and other efficient technologies.
On 7 January 2022, AliveCor’s KardiaMobile® was recommended as the only personal electrocardiogram (ECG) by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). As a result, such inventions are forecast to contribute to the growth of the home-monitoring trend in the coming years. Furthermore, AliveCor, the prominent company known for personal electrocardiogram (ECG) technology, announced in December 2021 that the company’s KardiaMobile 6L is available via KardiaPro on Epic’s App Orchard Marketplace.
Such advancements and the growing prevalence of cardiovascular diseases will boost the demand for personalized monitoring devices in the coming years.
ECG systems were far costlier, preventing them from reaching the global market. However, the trending wireless ECG monitors and other devices have changed the outlook of the entire healthcare industry. This is because they are cost-effective and offer efficient and reliable results.
Considering the potential scope of wireless devices, prominent players in the industry are collaborating to expand their geographical reach. For instance, in September 2021, Cardiologs inked a pact with cardiologists at three medical centers in France. This collaboration aims to strengthen their cardiology services.
CVDs patients need to pay regular hospital visits to track their heart condition. Wireless ECGs are significantly surging the trend of self-monitoring, thereby declining the demand for regular visits. Patients can use wireless ECG monitoring systems anytime while doing other chores. Moreover, it also sends accurate readings to the user’s smartphone using Bluetooth. The data sent over the phone can be saved and used later. Due to such benefits, these technologies are forecast to gain rapid traction in the coming years. For instance, LifeSignals Group recently made headlines as it received FDA 510(k) clearance for its LifeSignals E.C.G. remote monitoring patch platform. The company developed this platform to provide wireless remote monitoring for healthcare professionals. This monitoring platform will continuously collect electrocardiography and heart rate data. Moreover, the data collected through the system transmits wirelessly to a remote, secure server for storage.
Beneficial For Any Situation
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic changed the outlook of almost every industry vertical. Due to the pandemic, the focus of governments, citizens, and healthcare bodies significantly shifted to this deadly emergency. In that case, patients suffering from chronic diseases struggled to continue with their regular treatments. The growing era of wireless ECG perfectly caters to the demand of patients in such situations. The concept of telehealthcare, mHealth been gaining wide traction for the last few years. Thus, it will significantly contribute to the growth of the wireless electrocardiography industry. According to Astute Analytica, the global Wireless Electrocardiography Market will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.5% during the forecast period from 2017 to 2027.
The ECG industry is shifting towards wireless solutions and other efficient advancements. Various industry players have introduced advanced wireless solutions to cater to the demands of the general audience. In addition, the potential scope of wearable technology has forced organizations to devise an efficient solution. As a result, Wireless ECG monitoring systems have delivered various real-time monitoring systems. Wearable textile-based monitoring systems, such as smart shirts, textile electrodes, and contactless ECG monitoring systems, are the major advancements gaining popularity in the industry.
Through this, patients can measure ECG signals while doing regular chores. In addition, Lee and Chung designed a smart shirt recently that gained rapid popularity. This smart shirt can efficiently measure ECG and continuously share the data on the connected smart device. Moreover, the growing number of funding in the healthcare industry will significantly surge the industry’s growth. For instance, Bio Telemetry Inc. started Hope for Heart initiative in 2019. The company hopes to fund life-saving heart procedures for children through this initiative. The company has invested in more than 200 surgeries.
Innovative Strategies to Benefit the Users:
Partnerships and collaborations are forecast to benefit the market as well as citizens. Companies in the industry are introducing innovative strategies to expand their product portfolio. For instance, in Feb 2021, Cardioline inked a pact with AMPS LLC to offer joint solutions across the clinical trials. In addition, PinMed and the National Marine Mammal Foundation signed a partnership on 15 February 2022. This partnership aims to adapt PinMed’s FDA-cleared wireless cardiovascular monitoring platform (PELEX) to constantly track electrocardiograms (ECG) and detect physical activity in the Navy’s dolphins.
In January 2022, Peerbridge Health and Northwell Health introduced a pilot program to optimize treatment for AFib patients. Patients will use the Peerbridge CorTM during the pilot. It is a multi-channel wireless electrocardiogram (ECG) patch that records every heartbeat while transmitting patient-activated events in near-real-time. The Cor is the only wireless ECG patch that can reliably determine the degree of AFib burden by identifying and quantifying 31 different rhythm assertions.
The medical industry’s technological evolution has benefited the entire population. The rising trend of mHealth, telehealth, and home healthcare contributes to the growth of the healthcare department. It not only offers convenience, but it brings innumerable advantages. For example, people can easily track their health without regular hospital visits. In addition, anyone can take treatment from any far-off place without their actual presence until necessary. Thus, the healthcare industry and citizens are forecast to witness potential benefits due to growing advancements in wireless ECG devices.