Month: February 2022

The evolution of photoplethysmography (PPG) within smart devices

As a technology, photoplethysmography (PPG) has been explored for almost a century, but it is only in the last few years that it has had a broader application beyond specialised medical settings. That has generally been driven by the evolution of smartphones, smartwatches and even smaller wearable devices such as smart rings. PPG is most …

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What is Atrial Fibrillation?

Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is a cardiac condition that affects millions of people worldwide. Characterized by a rapid, irregular heartbeat or arrhythmia, it can potentially lead to other serious conditions and also increase the risk of stroke in patients who have AF. It is estimated that there are currently some 4.5 million confirmed cases of AF in …

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What is a smart ring?

It may be easy to view a smart ring as simply an item of tech-laden jewellery. But the underlying fact is that it could save your life. With ever-evolving technology, smart rings are discreet wearables that have a range of lifestyle and health facets that can help make our everyday existence, easier, more efficient, and …

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