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Mini Heartcatcher. A Technology Project. Easy, mobile test heart rhythm.

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ABOUT THE PROJECT

Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death globally. While early detection of heart disease can help prevent stroke or fatalities, many do not go for testing until it is too late due to inconvenience, high costs, shortage of cardiologists and congestion at hospitals. Patients typically use a Holter or loop recorder to record ECG data, then transfer their data at the hospital and queue for another appointment days later to see a cardiologist. Holter and loop are heavy, bulky and expensive, costing several thousand ringgit per unit. If a device is easily available to test heart rhythm, many can get early detection of problems without having to queue at the hospitals.



Our product, Mini Heartcatcher, is a portable device that can support up to 3 electrodes for ECG data recording and can transmit these ECG recordings wirelessly to a smartphone and cloud storage. A mobile app on the phone records and displays the ECG data to the user. Mini Heartcatcher can record prolonged data just like a Holter, as well as short recordings whenever patients felt a cardiac event.

Our team needs additional fundings to improve on the existing prototype. Most importantly, we need financial support for the development of a web portal with computerised assessment of heart rhythm where users with abnormal rhythms can be alerted to see a cardiologist. Cardiologist can access patient's data to check on patient's rhythm without having the patient to queue or wait out at the hospital, eliminating congestion and unnecessary hospital appointments.

If we get a minimum funding of RM5000, we will donate the first unit of mini Heartcatcher to a selected old folks home in Malaysia.








PLEDGE

We would encourage you to connect your Facebook with pitchIN before you pitch to the project. If not, your pitch will be identified as "anonymous" in the Project Page. However, if you choose to pitch anonymously, pitchIN would still have your information. We think it would be just awesome if we can see and identify our supporters in the wall of pitchers.

ANNOUNCEMENT

A pitcher/pledger does not need a PayPal account to pitch or pledge. What he/she needs is a credit card (Mastercard/Visa) or a debit card.

However, if you are not comfortable doing an online pitch/pledge - you can transfer the money directly to the pitchIN account as follows:

WATCHTOWER AND FRIENDS SDN.BHD
Maybank 564892100684

WATCHTOWER AND FRIENDS SDN BHD is the company that owns and runs pitchIN.

However, the person must send pitchIN the proof of transfer by attaching the receipt to the email address: pitch@pitchin.my with the Subject Heading: MINI Heartcatcher. Upon receiving that, the folks at pitchIN can then quickly update the project page.

Thank you again and we do hope you will support the project!

MINI Heartcatcher Team

Project Updates

Project Discussion

List of Pitchers

List of all people who had pitched/pledge money to this project

Che Fai Yeong RM100
Michael Tan RM100
Hiew Furong RM50
Su Hua RM50
Anonymous Pitcher RM200
Zeus Hiew RM50
Anonymous Pitcher RM3
J Loo Siang RM10
Anonymous Pitcher RM100
Anonymous Pitcher RM500
Anonymous Pitcher RM500
Anonymous Pitcher RM10
Anonymous Pitcher RM50
Anonymous Pitcher RM100
Anonymous Pitcher RM200
Anonymous Pitcher RM50
Anonymous Pitcher RM3
Anonymous Pitcher RM7
Anonymous Pitcher RM10
Anonymous Pitcher RM3
Anonymous Pitcher RM50
Hasnul Hadi Samsudin RM3
Anonymous Pitcher RM5
Khor Kang Xiang RM100
Anonymous Pitcher RM50
Anonymous Pitcher RM10
Anonymous Pitcher RM10
Anonymous Pitcher RM125
Anonymous Pitcher RM50
Anonymous Pitcher RM100
Anonymous Pitcher RM50
Anonymous Pitcher RM60
Jeffrey Tan RM100
Anonymous Pitcher RM50
Anonymous Pitcher RM20
Anonymous Pitcher RM200
Anonymous Pitcher RM100
Anonymous Pitcher RM100
Anonymous Pitcher RM100
Anonymous Pitcher RM100
Anonymous Pitcher RM100
Anonymous Pitcher RM30
Anonymous Pitcher RM100
Anonymous Pitcher RM100
Anonymous Pitcher RM100
Anonymous Pitcher RM100
Anonymous Pitcher RM100
Anonymous Pitcher RM20
Anonymous Pitcher RM10
Anonymous Pitcher RM10
Anonymous Pitcher RM10
Anonymous Pitcher RM70
Anonymous Pitcher RM100
Anonymous Pitcher RM100
Anonymous Pitcher RM50
Anonymous Pitcher RM50
Anonymous Pitcher RM50
Anonymous Pitcher RM50
Anonymous Pitcher RM50
Anonymous Pitcher RM500
Anonymous Pitcher RM20
Anonymous Pitcher RM50
Anonymous Pitcher RM3

About Me

Hiew Furong

Gender female
Location Johor Bahru
Website https://www.facebook.com/hiew.furong
Experiences
  • Seagate Technology

Additional Information

The lead researcher of the team is Dr. Eileen Su with a PhD in the field of Biomedical Engineering and is currently lecturing at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. She has been involved in multiple research projects related to medical electronics, surgical simulation, study of motor skills and is experienced in the analysis of biomedical signals. She works closely with medical professionals in her research work. Dr. Eileen has won multiple national and international awards for her work.

The programmer of the team is Hiew Furong, who has been programming for the past four years. Her background is Mechatronics and she is adept with sensors and embedded systems.

Lim Ai Jia has a background in Medical Electronics and is in charge of the circuitry and electronics of mini Heartcatcher.

The Mini Heartcatcher team has recently won the Microsoft Imagine Cup 2014 and will represent Malaysia to the Imagine Cup World Semifinals in the next few months.