Best Ideas 2020 features all the nominated entries submitted under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solutions or propositions for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage.
Smart Wearable Cardiac Detector
Explain your idea in details:
My product can not only monitor the heart beat, but also alleviate the heart problem. It is aimed to reduce the death rate of heart disease and provide patients with life of quality. The product has a built-in sensor can conduct continuous ECG analysis, and can identify any irregular heartbeat / arrhythmia. Defibrillators can shock patients when they have a heart attack, rescue patients in time in the golden four minutes, restore the heart rhythm to normal, and reduce the death rate of heart attack. The monitor has a display screen on it to store and display the patient's ECG, which is convenient for patients, their families and doctors to read data and obtain the patient's heart condition at any time. This product is externally connected to an APP, which has two functions: the first is to provide an emergency rescue phone, which means that it can not only monitor the rhythm of the patient in real time, but also provide timely assistance. It can contact the hospital in time for treatment to reduce the death rate of heart disease and provide patients with a quality of life. Second, This APP can be used as an online patient management system, which allows clinicians to monitor patients and download data no matter where they are and no matter when. If the product is used in a large scale in the later stage, it will be possible to establish a powerful clinical big data pertaining to heart disease. Due to its convenience, this product can be used as medical auxiliary equipment in hospital, and heart patients can also use it at home to avoid the trouble of frequenting the hospital.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
Studies have shown that in the United States, one in every four deaths is from heart disease. In China, according to the statistics in 2018, the number of cardiovascular disease patients was 290 million and the mortality rate is the highest, accounting for more than 40% of the total death rate. It can be seen that heart disease has become the "first health killer" disease, which will cause more health hazards in the future. Most of the deaths were due to the patients' failure to receive timely treatment in case of heart attack. Many patients are unaccompanied when they are ill, or come on late at night, without awareness. All of these factors can increase the death rate of heart disease. If the abnormal symptoms of these patients can be detected in time, or they can be rescued punctually, then the mortality of heart disease will be greatly reduced. This product is equipped with a cardioverter defibrillator. If the patient has arrhythmia, the cardioverter defibrillator will alleviate the heart problem in time, so that even if there is no one around the patient, there will be no life risk; at the same time, the device will record the patient's heart value every day, and once there is an abnormality, it can activate the emergency call immediately, so that the patient can be treated in time. Thus, this device can reduce the death rate of heart attack. Thus, this equipment complies with goal 3 of SDG. In addition, because this product can record all kinds of data of heart patients, it can also provide data for heart disease medical treatment, lay a foundation for later scientific research and development, and allow us to manufacture more convenient and efficient medical instruments, so this also conforms to SDG 9.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
We will write a detailed business plan to win our start-up funds from various channels, including but not limited to Entrepreneurship Competition, Science Fair, etc,. Our start-up capital will come from angel investors, personal funds, and awards of entrepreneurship competitions. After getting the start-up funds, we will create our own R & D team. Next, we will spend a year to conduct product testing and product development to ensure the accuracy of heart testing instruments and the sensitivity of applications. Through one year's preparation, we can obtain the medical device qualification certificate. Our marketing strategy is to cooperate with local hospitals first. Doctors can recommend the device to heart patients. On the one hand, they can detect various values of the patient's heart. On the other hand, patients can know their heart condition anytime and anywhere and don't need to come to the hospital. After small-scale success, and after our products are recognized by doctors and patients, we will extend this cooperation mode to all hospitals in the city, and then to the whole country. We hope that our products can not only provide convenient and quick treatment for patients with heart disease, bring them quality life, but also provide sufficient information for doctors to reduce their burden. We will set up online shop to sell the product on Taobao and Amazon. We will also set up a special medical device store near the hospital to sell the device.
I am Simon, from Shanghai of China. In my community, I hear ambulances pick up heart patients almost every week. My good friend who has heart problem can't do strenuous exercise. He likes exercise very much, but he can only watch us playing because of heart problems. Every time I think about whether he will leave me because of heart problems, I will try to reduce the death rate caused by heart attack. With the continuous development of science and technology, many wearable products monitoring heart rate have emerged, but the death rate has not decreased, which propels me to think deeply. I found that most heart patients are old people, who can't get the first aid and miss the golden time although they know that their heart may have problems at any time. I thought for a long time, and came up with a way to reduce the occurrence. Before the heart attack, there are omens. In the weeks before the heart attack, the heartbeat will fluctuate, indicating that there may be heart problems. So I design an intelligent wearable heart detector with sensors and defibrillator, so that I could detect the heart and alleviate the heart problems as well. At the same time, in order to enable patients to receive timely treatment from professionals, I also design an application setting up on the product. The most important part of the App is an emergency alarm system. It is difficult for patients to move during the outbreak, the heart is weak, and it is difficult to call for help by themselves. Once the heart value displayed on the app exceeds the standard, it will call for help automatically, and the emergency contact system on the App can inform the emergency contact to arrive at the hospital immediately.