Smartcardia is also working on a system that can spot health problems early on and alert caregivers. The system uses artificial intelligence and big data to provide important information about a patient’s condition before it gets serious.

For example, it can detect slight changes in a patient’s vital signs and link them together – such as a small increase in blood pressure at the same time as a decrease in blood oxygen level or respiratory rate – in order to compare them with existing models.

These vital-sign monitoring systems will reduce health-care costs by disease prevention and enhance the quality of life with disease management.