AliveCor today said that its Kardia Mobile health monitoring app will now integrate weight and physical activity readings, lifting the number of vital stats the application monitors to 5.
The application now monitors blood pressure, heart rhythm, resting heart rate, weight and physical activity, the company said, touting them as “5 of the most important factors for evaluating the risk of cardiovascular disease.”
“Today we’re giving patients and caregivers the ultimate gift, an active role in their total heart health anytime anywhere, not just at office visits. With these new integrations, AliveCor is expanding beyond just atrial fibrillation detection and giving patients more control over their own care. This combination of vital stats gives patients an unprecedented view of their heart disease risk factors, making them more engaged in their heart health care,” CEO Vic Gundotra said in a press release.
The Mountain View, Calif.-based company said the improvements make the Kardia Mobile the 1st consumer-facing app that allows patients and physicians to few all 5 risk factors in 1 place. The upgrades will be available for both Google (NSDQ:GOOG) Android and Apple (NSDQ:AAPL) iOS device users.
Last month, AliveCor said it partnered with Omron Healthcare to integrate data from its Bluetooth-enabled home blood pressure devices into AliveCor’s ECG Kardia mobile application.
The company said the integration marks the 1st consumer-ready, clinically validated electrocardiogram and blood pressure monitor application which provides heart health information and proactive monitoring.