Developing a novel method to measure blood pressure.
Goals for our breakthrough research:
To accurately monitor blood pressure continuously, to observe the dynamic changes that occur in conjunction with various stimuli.
To develop our AI to identify vital indicators which precede cardiac events such as heart attack, stroke, and hypertensive crisis.
Pulse Wave Transit Time (PWTT)
The core of Qardiax's technology lies within our proprietary PWTT (pulse wave transit time) measurement. PWTT is the time it takes the ΔT pulse wave to travel from the aorta to a peripheral artery. Our state-of-the-art technology consists of an ECG chest patch and a PPG wrist watch.The ECG patch detects the pulse leaving the aorta and the PPG sensor measures how long it takes the wave to reach the wrist. Using this measurement, we can determine real-time, continuous blood pressure readings for systolic and diastolic estimates.
PWTT is a cutting edge method that can determine blood pressure on a continuous and dynamic basis. There is an industry-wide lack of data about the way that blood pressure functions. As of now, when a patient takes a blood pressure measurement it is of resting BP. This is not a realistic representation of the way BP behaves.
Blood pressure is dynamic and it changes based on many variables. By monitoring BP continuously and dynamically, we open the door to an entirely new data set. Not only is this essential for the progress of the scientific and medical communities, but it is necessary data for the advancement of the wearable device market and the next step in IoMT.