Currently seeking funding on Indiegogo, LifeTip is a tag that can be attached to bras in order to detect heart attacks and immediately alert emergency services.
Sensor-based wearable technology is not just good for tracking our fitness regimes, it can also monitor our health in general. In the past we’ve seen a sports bra that can detect the presence of breast cancer, helping wearers to take early preventative measures. Now LifeTip is a tag that can be attached to bras in order to detect heart attacks and immediately alert emergency services.
Currently seeking funding on Indiegogo, the device is a small triangular ECG sensor that comes with a clip for attaching to the front of a bra, resting on top of the heart. LifeTip is capable of monitoring wearers’ heartrate and detecting irregular rhythms. It also senses a range of other metrics, such as body temperature, posture, exercise and even emotional state. Using the LifeTip app, users can keep on top of their general health. If a heart attack occurs, the device uses the owners’ smartphone to instantly contact emergency services with a request for help. Most cardiac deaths happen due to a lack of adequate response time, and LifeTip hopes to save more lives by alerting paramedics almost as soon as an attach occurs.
Additionally, the device includes a button which can be programmed to perform any task through the users’ smartphone, helping double as a rape alarm or caregiver alert.
Watch the video below to learn more about LifeTip:
As well as the bra tag for women, LifeTip also comes in a version for men, designed to be attached to the front of a shirt or t-shirt. Either option can be purchased for USD 59 through Indiegogo until 13 August. Are there other ways to use technology to ensure heart attack victims get the immediate help they need?