Spandan ECG is a device capable of detecting anomalies in the heart and providing detailed and diagnosed reports.
Spandan ECG is a device and Android application that allows patients and health-conscious individuals to check and maintain their heart health. The product consists of a smartphone app and electrodes with a USB connection. Spandan can detect 21 different heart arrhythmias.
The product is distributed by Sunfox Technologies.
85 USD (6499 INR)Converted in June 2020
There are several portable ECG devices on the Indian market manufactured by Creative Medical Devices, Accuster Technologies Private Limited, Atharva Healthcare, Tuscano Equipments Private Limited, RK Dent, Merlin Industries, Zexmon International, and many others. More common devices include the Apple Watch, Fitbit, Alivecor, Sanket, Goqii, and Cardiotrack.
Goal 3: Good health and well-being
People who want to monitor their heart health, such as athletes or people with cardiac symptoms.
This product is mass-produced in India.
Over 10,000 patients have been screened, and over 1,000 customers have been reached. Interview with designer in 2020
There are four steps to using Spandan. First, the user must download the Spandan ECG app on their smartphone. Next, the Spandan device is connected to the smartphone via a USB connection. Next, the electrodes are placed on the chest of a person in the locations indicated on the app, and finally, the test is performed and a report is created that can be shared with experts.
Spandan weighs 12 grams and has product dimensions of 64 x 40 x 10 mm.
Provided by the manufacturer.
The Spandan device itself is reusable and the electrode pads are reusable up to 2-3 times before needing to be replaced.
Manufacturer specified performance targets include: small, easy to use, accurate, low weight.
The Spandan team has performed several tests specifically looking at the accuracy of the device in detecting cardiac abnormalities. The product has also undergone clinical trials and pre-compliance testing. Interview with designer in 2020
No third-party organizations, only tested by the manufacturer.
Safety information is listed in the product manual:
- Use only the approved leads for the device
- Do not disassemble the unit
- If there are any abnormalities during the measurement, remove the leads or change the electrode pads
- Always consult your doctor
- People with prior heart disorders should consult a doctor before and after using the unit
An Android smartphone with version 5 i.e., Lollipop or higher is required.
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The product has undergone clinical trials with over 5,000 participants.
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