Updated on August 20, 2020

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Created on August 20, 2020

Spandan ECG

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Spandan ECG is a device capable of detecting anomalies in the heart and providing detailed and diagnosed reports.

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Product Description

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.

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

The product is distributed by Sunfox Technologies.

Manufacturing/Building Method

This product is mass-produced in India.

Intellectural Property Type

Open Source

User Provision Model

Spandan can be purchased from the manufacturer's website and from Amazon. The product can also be purchased from manufacturer partners. Interview with designer in 2020

Distributions to Date Status

Over 10,000 patients have been screened, and over 1,000 customers have been reached. Interview with designer in 2020

Consumables

Electrode pads

Detection sensitivity

99.7%

Indispensable equipment for function (Y/N)

Y

Maintenance or calibration required by user at time of use? (Y/N)

N

Number of Tests Performed

+5000

Power supply type: Continuous, Recharging only (V, time required, battery life), Other

Continuous from an android smartphone

Time required for procedure (minutes)

0.2

Design Specifications

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.

Technical Support

Provided by the manufacturer.

Replacement Components

Electrode pads

Lifecycle

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 Parameters

Manufacturer specified performance targets include: small, easy to use, accurate, low weight.

Vetted Performance Status

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

Safety

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

Complementary Technical Systems

An Android smartphone with version 5 i.e., Lollipop or higher is required.

Academic Research and References

T. Debnath, M. Hasan, and T. Biswas, Analysis of ECG signal and classification of heart abnormalities using artificial neural network., in Proceedings of 9th International Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, ICECE 2016, 2017, pp. 353–356, doi: 10.1109/ICECE.2016.7853929.

J. Chen, H. Peng, and A. Razi, Remote ECG Monitoring Kit to Predict Patient-Specific Heart Abnormalities.J. Syst. Cybern. Informatics, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 82–89, 2017.

S. Ayub and J. Prakesh Saini, Abnormality Detection in Indian ECG using Correlation Techniques.Int. J. Comput. Appl., vol. 58, no. 14, pp. 33–38, Nov. 2012, doi: 10.5120/9352-3683.

 

Compliance with regulations

CE certified and CDSCO cleared. The product is in the process of becoming IEC60601 and ICMED13458 certified. Interview with designer in 2020

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