Evolution of ECG and EKG
ECG and EKG technology can feel very futuristic in a lot of ways, but—believe it or not—they actually began to be developed in the late 19th century. A milestone moment in the evolution of this technology occurred in 1905 when Dutch physiologist Dr. Willem Einthoven recorded the first human electrocardiogram. This process was transmitted to his lab from a hospital (a distance of nearly a mile!). Einthoven would later win the Nobel Prize for inventing the electrocardiograph.
As the technology evolves, it is becoming easier than ever for device manufacturers—and the customers that buy their products—to make use of ECG and EKG. While initially only available in medical environments or under the supervision of a healthcare provider, the rise of wearable technology equipped with ECG and EKG biosensors is making it possible for consumers to gain access to their personal data, using it to track their health and make necessary lifestyle changes over the long term.
What is ECG and EKG used for?
In the simplest of terms, ECGs and EKGs are used to measure electrical activity and collect data on the health of your heart. With help from algorithms, this data can be used to provide insight on a wide assortment of biometrics, including:
- Heart Rate
- Heart Rate Variability
- Heart Age
- Breathing Index
ECG and EKG’s Working
When you dive a little deeper into how ECGs and EKGs work, you’ll discover a fascinating process. But major emphasis is on the difference in between ECG and EKG Cables. These cables are disposable, single patient use, with reusable designs. Special colorants, color matching, and color-coded options. These are also available in durable medical coaxial cables with low dielectric, EMF/EMI shielding, low noise shield options.