A smart toilet seat to detect heart failure? – FierceBiotech

A new toilet seat-based monitoring system aims to spot the signs of congestive heart failure in the privacy of the home, with the noble goal of lowering hospital readmission rates. Developed by researchers at the Rochester Institute of Technology, the sensors embedded in the high-tech seats will be privy to a person’s heart rate, blood pressure and oxygenation levels, as well as the amount of blood pumped out of the heart with every beat. The intent of the university’s spinout, christened Heart Health Intelligence, is to provide an FDA-cleared device that would be purchased by hospitals and passed on to ...

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