KARDIAN can be used on a nightstand with Wi-Fi connection for homes and it can also be installed on the walls or ceiling of hospitals and nursing homes with simple wiring.
Compared to a medical equipment Nihon Kohden BSM 6701K, Kardian was able to repeatedly achieve 88%~98% heart rate detection and 94%~98% or higher breathing rate detection.
Kardian devices are not affetected by dirt, dust, light or temperature. There is no physical maintenance to worry about. There is also no need to replace any parts unlike pressure pad based systems.
Nihon Kohden BSM 6701K is a medical equipment used by hospitals around the world to monitor the patients vitals – including heart rate and breathing rate. Kardian has achieved 88%~98% accuracy in heart rate monitoring as compared to Nihon Kohden while achieving 94%~98% accuracy in breathing rate monitoring.
Kardian is the result of 5 years of research and development from Hanyang University’s Radar Engineering lab. Furthermore, since 2014, Kardian’s engineering team has been working hand in hand with medical professionals – including sleep apnea and cardiology specialists to fine tune the technology to medical grade standards.
6 registered patents (since 2015) including Method and Device for measuring Biometric Data using UWB Radar (10-1777000) as well as 9 patents pending (3 PCT filed) including Heartbeat Estimation through IR-UWB radar (US 14/748,061)
Monitoring your heart rate during sleep (resting heart rate) can provide critical information about your health. Recent studies suggest that a resting heart rate of 76 BPM or higher may be linked to higher risk of heart attack. Furthermore, sudden, unexplained episodes of rapid, irregular heartbeat and pulse can predate a heart attack by weeks or months. (Source)
Read further: Increase in resting heart rate is a signal worth watching (Harvard Health Publications)