KAUNAS, Lithuania – Researchers at Kaunas University of Technology Institute of Biomedical Engineering have developed a multifunctional scale that could detect conditions like cardiac arrhythmia or arteriosclerosis. The current prototype includes a body composition scale and handle bars equipped with sensors and electrodes that are able to assess a user’s arterial condition by measuring the time for a pulse to travel from the heart to the feet. “Our technology is less complex than that of a smart phone,” said Birut Paliakait, a KTU biomedical engineering student, in a statement. “I believe, in the future, the multifunctional body composition scales will measure more than 20 health parameters.” The developers said they are aiming at making the scale a collaborative health tool.
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