ECG shirt (via Ashraf Kodsky)
Getting an ECG (Electrocardiography) test done is stressful, to say the least. Not to mention the fact all the wires taped to your body make you look like some kind of cyborg which is very unfashionable. Ashraf Kodsy is looking to simplify the whole ordeal of getting an ECG with his design of the ‘ECG box.' The compact design was developed using Solidworks 3D CAD software in conjunction with the PCB board he intended to use.
Alongside the ECG-board box is an enclosure for a peltier-cell that provides power to the unit by converting body heat to electricity. The final design was then sent to a manufacturer where copies were made of both the peltier-casing as well as ECG box using a 3D-printing process. Once the copies were returned, Ashraf coated the assemblies with a type of resin (type unknown) and sanded the surfaces to get rid of the rough edges and provide a smooth finish. The ECG box was then sewn into a double-layered tight-fitting shirt that is wired with pre-positioned electrodes. The information gathered is then stored onto a USB drive which can then be seen on monitors that take advantage of the drive. While the t-shirt design isn’t really all that fashionable (perhaps the next revision will be ‘Gucci’), anything that can minimize annoying ECG tests is a plus.