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Heart rate tracking bracelets connected

As far as I know bracelets that track heart rate and other body symptoms exist that can send the data to doctors wirelessly, and alarm them in emergency situations, eg. cardiac arrest.
However, the infrastructure of hospitals that offer this service often doesnt exist. What if different bracelets would be connected wirelessly, so that relatives see the health status of each other, are alarmed in emergency and call a doctor.
In case of cardiac arrest people are found often too late. In this cases some minutes can me the difference between life and death. These bracelets would make it possible to fastly alarm the hospital, get help; without a big infrastructure needed.


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    Jan 2 2013: I know these fitness bracelets, eg from nike, that monitor the heart rate. I think some of them send the data also to smartphones to analyse the data (eg the progress of the fitness of the body).
    So all that would have to be done is to make an app for smartphone that sends an emergency call to relatives and / or doctors if the heart beats irregularly or stops to beat.
    I think that would be an idea easy to realize that could save many lifes. I know 2 persons personally that died because they were found too late.
    For me its just the question how to progress, so that it doesnt remain just an idea, but saves lifes.
    Contact companies that produce such bracelets?
    Go on a crowdfunding site like kickstarter to start the project?
    Find a programmer on a freelancer homepage? Is there another homepage where you can find people willing to cooperate on projects with different skillls (eg programming)?

    What do you think?

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