With the portable smartphone ECG device d-heart, it is possible for anyone to perform an electrocardiogram anywhere. The round form enables an innovative uncoiling mechanism of the cables: they can be removed at the same time, individually or in any order. The exit directions of the cables from the device indicate where each cable has to be attached to the body. Furthermore, the smartphone app helps the patient to position the electrodes correctly using a live camera image.
Statement by the Jury
The user-centred design of the d-heart manages to create a skilful balance between a playful lifestyle object and a credible medical device.