HeartLogic can be installed in a defibrillator to give first responders more detailed information about a patient's condition

A team of scientists from Penn State's College of Medicine retrofitted heart defibrillators with a software and sensor system that can help predict 70 percent of heart failures up to a month before they occurred. Developed by Boston Scientific, the software, called HeartLogic, tracks physical activity including breathing rates, heart rates and the electrical activity of the chest. Despite some false positives, the 70 percent prediction success rate exceeded the team's expectations (of a 40 percent success rate!).

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