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Friday July 24th, 2020

The Advantages of Combining EKG and PPG in Wearables

Wearable technologies are transforming the healthcare industry by enhancing patient care and improving efficiency in the supply chain.

When it comes to health and wellness monitoring of patients, two primary technologies are available to device manufacturers: EKG and PPG.

Defining EKG and PPG

  • EKG (electrocardiogram) bio-sensors measure the bio-potential generated by electrical signals that control the expansion and contraction of heart chambers.
  • PPG (photoplethysmogram) bio-sensors use a light-based technology to sense the rate of blood flow as controlled by the heart’s pumping action.

The combined solution of EKG and PPG in wearables provides continuous accurate data to remotely monitor patient diagnoses and treatments.


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