Now you can measure your physiological age with iHeart
What if you could accurately measure your effective age, your physiological age, to compare it with your chronological age that you already know? Now you can with iHeart from VitalSines Inc.
iHeart measures aortic stiffness. The aorta is the main artery leading from the heart to the rest of the body. Ideally the aorta should be flexible, but with age it tends to harden or stiffen along with other arteries in the body. A flexible aorta will tend to dampen some of the blood pressure spikes by briefly expanding as blood is pumped from the heart; a stiff aorta won't, adversely increasing the velocity of blood flow in a way that can be measured.
iHeart uses aortic pulse wave velocity (AoPWV) analysis of blood pressure measured at a fingertip to calculate aortic stiffness. The stiffer your aorta is, the older you are physiologically, irrespective of your chronological age. This has been well documented through clinical studies. While there are daily fluctuations, the long-term trends are what matter.
“Aortic stiffness has been linked to an individual’s risk of developing cardiovascular disease and their overall health.”
VitalSines are now conducting an Indiegogo campaign to fund completion and delivery of the first 500 devices. Take a look – it could change our life!
Disclaimer: VitalSines Inc. is an advisory cient of MaRS Discovery District where I work part-time.