Use Cases For The MAP Health Watch
Heart Rhythm Disorders
Because they do not cause any symptoms or pain, heart rhythm disorders can remain undetected for a long time, sometimes for years. They often fail to even show up on ECG results as the disorder can appear only for short periods at a time. In more serious cases, symptoms will also emerge, such as weakness, dizziness, circulatory problems, loss of consciousness and potentially sudden death.
Because these symptoms can also occur as a result of various other conditions, it is very important to establish whether they are caused by heart rhythm disorder. An ECG test carried out when the heart is functioning irregularly can help to determine what the problem is. The earlier treatment can be begun, the greater the chance of the patient making a rapid recovery.
When a person is wearing the MAP Health Watch, the PPG sensor continuously monitors their heart rhythm to identify the presence of any abnormality. If such an issue is detected, MAP Health Watcher immediately alerts the user to take an ECG test to help determine the exact cause of the abnormality.
A heart attack is caused by a blockage to the coronary arteries. This blockage often develops gradually over a number of years and can cause chest discomfort of varying severity.
A large number of heart attacks and sudden heart-related deaths could be prevented through the use of the MAP Health Watch.
Chest discomfort can have a variety of causes. It is extremely important to know whether any chest pains, breathing difficulties, numbness or tightening are occurring as a result of coronary artery disease. If the user experiences any of these complaints, the MAP Health Watch can help by taking an instant ECG reading. With the help of special algorithms, the data recorded is then immediately analyzed by health professionals. If there is any suspicion of an irregularity, the user is advised to consult a medical professional immediately. Treatment administered in good time can save lives and help ensure a long, full and active life for the user.
Falls and Road Accidents
With the help of its built-in gyroscope, the MAP Health Watch can immediately detect and send notifications of any falls, road accidents or other similar situations. This means allows assistance to be provided as soon as possible.
Falling down at home and not being able to call anyone for help is one of the biggest fears for elderly people who live alone. It is also normal for younger people to be afraid of having an accident and not having anyone around to provide assistance. In the event of loss of mobility or consciousness, the injured person is often unable to call for assistance at a time when every second counts. Professional help sent in time by the MAP Health Watcher team therefore has the potential to save thousands of lives.
A high fever is one of the most important and common first signs of infection.
The MAP Health Watch constantly measures the wearer’s skin temperature, allowing it to very quickly detect if an infection has taken hold.
Many illnesses or diseases have a distinctive temperature curve. This is straightforward to record and can later help in establishing a diagnosis. In addition, the human body is particularly sensitive to significant reductions in body temperature, which can often lead to losses of consciousness. By ensuring early intervention, the MAP Health Watcher has the potential to save the user’s life.
Stress is one of the biggest modern dangers to health
We tend to underestimate the health risks associated with stress, and this is a big mistake. We are often unaware of how much stress affects us in our everyday lives, which is why the ability of the MAP Health Watch to measure stress levels could be very useful. By understanding stress levels over time, we can do much more to avoid stressful situations, which will have long-term benefits for our health.
With the MAP Health Watch, you can fully calibrate the maximum exertion and heart rate your body can tolerate during exercise without undue risk.
Most fitness trackers can detect if the heart rate per minute is higher than what the statistics show is normal in the user’s life.
Though every person’s body is different, the statistics set the limit according to averages. As a result, this limit is often set too high for some people and too low for others.
With the MAP Health Watch, sporting activity is detected through the algorithm using the gyroscope data or by selecting the Training mode in the MAP Health Watcher App. An ECG should be taken immediately after exercise, when the heart rate is still high. This is essentially an ECG stress test and shows if there is any potentially harmful change when the body is exerted. If no unusual change is found, the body can withstand the strain, but any potential harm detected could signal a heart rhythm disorder or coronary artery disease.
In the event of the latter, it is necessary to reduce the strain placed on the body or seek the the assistance of a medical professional.
Dehydration is a huge and potentially life-threatening problem, especially for the elderly, but also for athletes, people who carry out physically demanding work and those who spend time in conditions of extreme heat.
Wearing the MAP Health Watch can help detect dehydration. This is something completely new, an innovation on a global scale.
Our own research has shown that certain changes to the pulse can establish with high probability that the user is suffering from dehydration.
Dehydration, which may seem banal but is in fact life-threatening, has been found to be responsible for the poor health of elderly people on countless occasions. Older people are more exposed to the dangers of dehydration as the sensitivity of the brain to thirst is significantly reduced as people get older.
Many strokes (ischemic strokes) occur as a result of heart rhythm disorders.
The MAP Health Watch can provide exact measurements for hearth rhythm disorders. Indirectly, this means it can also detect an increase in the risk of certain types of stroke.
Heart rhythm disorders often involve circulatory problems of the heart. In the event of long-term vascular disease, blood clots may develop that restrict flow from the heart to the brain. This can have potentially severe consequences such as paralysis, disturbances to speech or sight, loss of consciousness and even death.