Mobile phones for taking cardiograms invented in Azerbaijan01.02.2013 / Important events
Uncommon use of mobile phones has been found in Azerbaijan. Despite the prevailing opinion that cell phones can affect one’s health, Baku scientists prove the opposite. Now anyone can take their cardiogram by means of a cell phone and send it to a physician. "Mir 24” correspondent Rustam Mammadov found out the details of the discovery.
A mobile phone has to reproduce the heart beat precisely. For that, the junior research officer of the Cybernetics Institute Yegana Pashayeva simply brings a cell phone to a patient’s chest and the initial result is displayed on the phone screen immediately.
"Signals come on the phone by means of noises coming from the heart. A special application runs on the phone that can detect any heart or respiration related malfunction in the organism,” Yegana told us.
The application must detect the initial stage of a disease in the organism. However, it is possible to say for sure if there is any malfunction in the performance of the heart or respiratory tracts only after 10 days of continuous testing. Director of the Institute Telman Aliev says that this is how long it takes the system to test the organism thoroughly.
According to Prof. Aliev, a phone cannot diagnose but it will inform one about the beginning of a disease so that the patient would see the doctor.
Sounds of the heart are recorded to the mobile phone by means of its microphone and the examination result is received as an SMS message. Physicians find this method of disease prevention unreasonable. Cardiologist Samira Suleymanova is confident that the new system is not to be trusted. According to her, it is even harmful for one’s organism, as a patient is unnecessarily exposed to radiation.
However, Telman Aliev ignores such allegations of physicians. He says that only magnetic waves of high intensity that emerge during phone calls can harm one’s health. The developer is certain about the bright future of this project. His team has already received a patent of the Eurasian Patent Organization for this invention.
The scientist hopes that major cell manufacturers will show interest in this innovation soon and it will certainly be in high demand.