Image caption: Associate Professor Vijay Sivaraman holds a wearable ECG monitoring device.
Original Published Date: 
Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Researchers at The University of New South Wales (UNSW) are working to produce new ‘wearable’ consumer devices that can monitor health and fitness, and possibly become an important source of information for medical practitioners and insurance providers. Equipped with an ARC Discovery Project grant beginning in 2015, the UNSW engineers hope to make these devices secure and trusted enough to feed the information they collect into the mainstream health system. “A significant opportunity exists to curtail these growing demands on our healthcare system by engaging patients in at-home medical management using emerging wireless sensor technology. Secure, non-intrusive medical monitoring can offer quality-of-life for millions of patients with chronic conditions or age-related illnesses, while providing critical data for healthcare providers,” said Associate Professor Vijay Sivaraman.

Media issued by The University of New South Wales.