As we all know or have been able to read over here, Cardiogram is a health monitoring company, known for its partnership with Apple and its Apple Watch.
Cardiogram last Wednesday, expanded its reach with the launch of an update that supports a variety of Fitbit devices.
The latest version of Cardiogram, available for free in the iOS app store and the Google Play store, allows compatibility with any Fitbit device with a heart rate sensor. This includes the Fitbit Charge family, the Fitbit Versa family, Fitbit Inspire HR, Fitbit Ionic and Fitbit High HR.
Previously, Cardiogram was limited to Apple Watch and Wear devices paired with an iPhone.
The work of Cardiogram is based on the analysis of the heart rate and sleep data of the portable device through a deep neural network called DeepHeart.
When applied to data obtained from an optical heart rate sensor of a portable device. This neuronal network can detect early signs of diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea and atrial fibrillation with a high degree of accuracy.
The pioneering screening tools were validated in a series of clinical studies conducted in collaboration with the University of California, San Francisco.
Data and medical information
The expansion allows DeepHeart to access a part of the massive Fitbit installation base of 27 million active users. The data collected from the new participants will help to refine the algorithm, which makes it more accurate and, ultimately, more useful to eliminate those at risk.
To enable data collection for Fitbit, device owners must agree to join the Cardiogram research study with UCSF Cardiology.
The Cardiogram application will offer the option of confirmatory tests if it is discovered that the user is at risk of suffering from a health condition.
There is a Premium Cardiogram service paid by subscription. Which will allow live sharing, information, and results of confirmatory tests with relatives and medical specialists?