COPCAR is a real time cardiac monitoring system to detect automatically up to 8 cardiopathies, like for example, heart attack and notify emergency services, to assist the patient at their gps location, in just a few minutes without the patient’s intervention. The system is composed by a comfortable sensorized wireless vest and a smartphone app running proprietary algorithms for the pathology detection, designed and developed in the company.
Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide. According to WHO, 18M people die due to these diseases, every year. Of each, 30% deaths are due to Ischemic disease (heart attack). The COPCAR system is focused on these cardiac patients. Average time in which the patient is assisted after suffering a heart attack, is 139 minutes (according to a Spanish annual report including more than 1000 hospitals, called “ARIAM”). With COPCAR, this time is decreased to 17 minutes, saving many lives. Also, high costs savings are achieved, since we are avoiding unnecessary hospital admissions, identifying false positives and decongesting the high consultation rates, making better the patient’s life and doctor’s work improving diagnostics. The patient wears a comfortable and discreet vest which is wirelessly connected with their smartphone which is running the COPCAR’s monitoring app. This app, includes several detection algorithms to alert, realtime, if a cardiac risk event is detected, anywhere, anytime. Patients can do their normal life, at home, at job, outdoor, etc. The alerts, are sent through the smartphone’s internet connection to the COPCAR’s monitoring center, with doctors monitoring patients and alerts 24/7. Doctors can, thus, view the patient’s data, ECG signal, GPS location, medical record and other useful information to take the right action quickly. Patient’s family can also view the patient’s status realtime and access to different information. The family’s app includes a “family chat” with connection to the monitoring center.