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A unique device designed to improve the monitoring of heart conditions has been launched by a Lancashire-based academic.
The iCardio is a portable electrocardiogram (ECG) monitor which has been developed by Dr Li Guo, a lecturer in Computing at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).
The product combines the functions of a heart rate monitor and an ECG machine, allowing users to check their pulse as well as obtain a detailed analysis of their heart’s rhythm and electrical activity.
After securing funding worth £30,000 from UCLan’s Innovation Fund, Dr Guo was supported by the University’s Intellectual Property and Commercialisation team in developing the product from initial concept through to the manufacturing of the first batch of devices, which are now ready for clinical feedback.
UCLan has been recognised in two categories of the 2016 Times Higher Education (THE) Awards
The prestigious THE Awards are widely regarded as the Oscars of the higher education sector and this year the University has been shortlisted in two categories: Entrepreneurial University of the Year and Excellence and Innovation in the Arts.
The Entrepreneurial University of the Year nomination represents the third year in succession that the University has been selected in this prestigious category, reflecting the University’s growing status as one of the most innovative institutions in the higher education sector.
This year the UCLan application highlighted some major recent successes including the launch of a new Centre for SME Development, a leadership hub and school-based enterprise hubs.
In addition, 2014/15 saw the number of active patents owned by the University increase by 12 to 50, the second best year-on-year performance within the University Alliance Group.