The wearable devices being developed come in the form of a vest, which is capable of finding abnormal clinical cardiac functions while a smartwatch is used to determine any rhythm abnormalities.

More healthcare providers have been looking toward incorporating wearable devices and remote monitoring tools into improving the health outcomes of their patient base as well as reducing hospital readmission rates. For instance, researchers at UMASS Medical School are creating new methods for remotely and noninvasively tracking the health of patients with serious cardiac conditions, according to a news release from the university.

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