Tuesday, May 24, 2011
A Watch Created In 1969 Could Sense Heart Attacks? But Wait, There?s More
In 1969 a young inventor patented a unique heart-attack-sensing watch that used the wearer's pulse to regulate the time. That's right: there are no quartz crystals or tuning forks in here. The system senses your pulse and shows information on two registers - the standard, optimal time and a dial that runs faster or slower depending on the user's current heart-rate. You'd then be able to tell if your heart rate was too wild or unsustainable and could help you avoid heart attacks. There is also a unique alarm that goes off when you're experiencing arrhythmia. In short, it will tell you when you're having a heart attack.