Smart toilet seat will allow doctors to monitor patients

The seat is equipped with devices capable of conducting an electrocardiogram, ballistocardiogram and

photoplethysmogram to a patient who sits onhim It will also measure the patient’s heart rate, blood pressure, blood oxygenation level, body weight, and stroke volume — that is, the amount of blood that the heart pumps out at each beat.

The neural network built into the seat will analyzedata collected by the device in real time and determine whether the patient's condition worsens or remains stable. If the AI ​​detects deterioration, it will, with the prior consent of the user, transfer the data to its attending physician.

As a rule, within 30 days after discharge fromhospitals 25% of patients with congestive heart failure return to the health facility. 90 days after discharge from the hospital, 45% re-enter.

Nicholas Conn, lead author

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