Mellanie at StopAfib.org
on February 28, 2018 6:53pm EST
Researchers at the University of Rochester/Rochester Institute of Technology have developed a smartphone app for detecting atrial fibrillation. They have requested that we share their survey with you to give them feedback on the feasibility of making such an app and a service available to those with afib.
If you are interested in helping them with this survey, please go to this link (https://goo.gl/forms/LFPu9EVbymw701Ea2), watch the 1-minute video, and fill out the survey. It will be a year or two before the application and service will be ready to roll out, but this will help them understand if there is a need for it.
For those who are interested, this is one of the early applications in the US of what is called "photoplethysmography", which is measuring micro-changes in the skin to detect changes in the heart. This app uses the face whereas Apple's watch (Apple Heart Study with Stanford, https://www.apple.com/watch/apple-heart-study/) uses sensors on the wrist.