Detecting possible cases of atrial fibrillation in just 30 seconds using Garmin® devices is made possible thanks to Rithmi, the first non-intrusive arrhythmia detector.
How does it work?
Using a technology called photoplethysmography (PPG), a technique that measures the intensity of light reflected by the surface of the skin and red blood cells to determine the volume of blood in a specific area at any given moment, the app allows arrhythmia tests to be carried out and monitors the patient wearing the smart bracelet with its own algorithms. With this data, the tool obtains a pulse wave from the heart and is able to determine when each heartbeat occurs.
In 2022, Rithmi will launch its own bracelet with which it will monitor the user 24 hours a day, and if it detects a fibrillation, it will alert the user so that an electrocardiogram can be performed with the same smartband; sending the results to the application that stores the data and even giving the option of sharing the results with another user such as their doctor, so that the patient can be treated in time.