Heart Kinetics

Heart-Kinetics est issu de la recherche sur la fonction cardiaque des astronautes financé par l’Agence Spatiale Européenne et a obtenu le soutien de Innoviris, l’Institut Bruxellois pour la Recherche et l’Innovation. Un capteur miniature placé près du cœur et connecté à un smart-phone permet à un patient atteint de problèmes cardiaques de faire un suivi régulier à domicile.  Celui-ci va bien au delà du traditionnel électrocardiogramme. Le patient est relié à un système informatisé intelligent qui au besoin le met en contact direct avec son médecin. Notre équipe a pour vision de contribuer à la révolution numérique pour une médecine personnalisée.

Heart-Kinetics is a medical device Spin-OFF project, developed from our expertise gained along the ESA “ Three-dimensional Ballistocardiography in Microgravity” (B3D) project. Heart Kinetics provides a cardiac health wearable monitoring technology that was born in space for the benefit of health on earth. It is based on the measure of body accelerations which provides an easy and accessible solution for monitoring heart contractile function. We want to help clinicians, healthcare assistants and professionals and in general the patient population to monitor changes in the mechanical activity of the heart. We see our technology providing wearable, quick, accurate and non invasive cardiac performance investigations in a an automated and remotely operated way. The advantages for the patient will be to be able to perform at home self cardiac health assessment that would usually require a visit to the hospital where a Doppler Echocardiography or an MRI can be performed. For the healthcare system we offer an integrative, monitoring and screening tool that can be used before to undergo further expensive and detailed assessments such as MRI or Echocardiography.

Heart-Kinetics is starting the clinical validation process.