Bhabha Atomic Research Centre is India’s premier nuclear research facility. The scientists in BARC have designed a pocket friendly ECG machine that is only slightly bigger than a wallet.
The machine is still some time away from commercial production, but the expectation is that the price of the machine would be around 60-70 USD (i.e. about 5000 INR). The key advantage is, it can be a personal device like sugar monitor, BP monitor etc. This is made possible by a massive price reduction by about 90%
This instrument can be operated with mobile phone using Bluetooth technology. The report of the ECG can be sent to a mobile using simple MMS or other apps.
This machine has the ability to churn out 300 ECGs on a single re-charge! In rural areas this could be a great difference.
You can read more about this in India Today – BARC developes credit card size – ECG machine-
Kudos to the scientists at BARC!!