Over 5.5 million adults in the U.S. have been diagnosed with heart failure, which causes a fluid buildup in the lungs. What’s worse is that at least half of these patients end up in the hospital again, six months later.
In the hopes of decreasing this statistic, researchers have designed a high-tech vest that an help doctors remotely monitor their patients.
Using radar technology, the vest can “see through” the chest and detect fluid levels inside the lungs. Doctors are able to see when the lungs are going to become too wet and adjust the patient’s medication before patients realize the symptoms, according to The Ohio State University.
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