Heart for Heart is the world’s largest heart health initiative with a focus on using the power of crowdsourcing to gain a million heart measurements that will help better understand the characteristics of the participants.
Heart for Heart also helps generate awareness for Atrial Fibrillation (Afib), the most common heart rhythm disorder, that affects an estimated 33.5 million people. It is the second leading cause of stroke and a third of the group is unaware of having the condition.
Happitech is currently developing a technology that allows for screening for Afib using only your smartphone. To speed up the development of the technology, we have setup a crowdsourcing health initiative alongside our clinical trials.
In the same way, you can donate your money for help proceed research. We are asking you to donate 90 seconds to donate your data to help advance the research.
Through initial clinical trials, we have achieved a sensitivity of 99.5% a sensitivity of 100%. 27% of the measurement are marked as undetermined allowing for such high accuracies.
Studies of the Happitech technology at the VUMC Hospital in Amsterdam (The Netherlands) using a validated ECG measurement, show an accuracy of 99% for Heart Rate measurements and 89-92.5% for Heart Rate Variability measurement over a 90 second measurement.
Clinical trials are being conducted at OLVG Heart Hospital and academic Hospital UMCU.
The underlying technology is currently being used by health and coaching companies on the areas of stress, life expectancy, fitness tests and mindfulness.
The app is based on technology called PhotoPlethysmoGraphy (PPG) that measures light reflected in the blood.
The measurement of the app could be susceptible to interference. It is therefore very important to follow the instructions for proper measurement. Do not take measurements while standing, walking or talking.
We strive to provide a crowd overview each month of the data collected allowing you to compare yourself to others. You won’t receive a direct diagnosis as of today due to the fact that the technology is undergoing clinical trials. Upon finalizing the clinical trial, it will be possible for the technology to give a diagnosis.
In the same way, a donation campaign works, you can donate once, twice or five times depending on your time. One time is already fantastic and we are very thankful for your help!
No, you can choose to skip all questions. You are fully in control when it comes to deciding which questions to answer and which to skip.
You will also be prompted at the end of the measurement, if you still want to send the data.
You will not be traceable through the data you send. We have taken extra cautions to make sure we do not collect any identifiable information about yourself.
You manually fill in the city you live in (we do not track the location).
Your UDID is scrambled so that third parties can’t match you to your name.
Trick question right? We don’t know who you are, so we can’t send you the data.
The data is used to better differentiate between Atrial Fibrillation patients and Regular Heart Rate patients. The more users the more chance we have with discovering new patterns that were previously not identifiable, more over answering location, age and gender can also help discover gender differences when it comes to the heart.
We will publish a scientific paper on the results once the campaign has ended.
Yes! You can donate to the AF Association https://www.justgiving.com/atrialfib to support those affected by AF and improve their quality of life.
Please go for more to the website http://www.heartrhythmalliance.org
You can reach us via firstname.lastname@example.org
Happitech team and Yosef Safi Harb, a former aerospace engineer specialized in sensor design, and responsible for the technology powering Heart for Heart. He is the founder of Happitech that has created the first Heart Rate SDK that turns your smartphone into a device to monitor your health.
Sudler team, part of WPP Health & Wellness, and Chris Duffey, together they are the creative force behind the Heart for Heart campaign and expert in marketing (digital) health products from start to finish. Sudler WPP Health & Wellness is the world’s leading healthcare communication firm.
MBE, Trudie Lobban is the Founder & Trustee of the Arrhythmia Alliance and the Atrial Fibrillation Association and is established in over 40 countries. The heart is her passion and she has contributed to books and medical papers, multiple medical boards, international conferences in her quest to improve heart health.
Peter Semmelhack Founder & CEO of Bug Labs the leading and innovative cloud based IOT development platform used by some of the best companies in the world. Their products allow for easy visualisation of big data generated in different industries including healthcare.
MD PHD FESC Robert Riezebos is a Cardiologist and Member of the Dutch Association of Cardiologist representing Echo-cardiography. He has always had a welcoming yet critical view of innovative and disruptive technology at his department.
MD, PhD, FESC Jonas de Jong is a leading Electrophysiologist and founder of ECGPedia.org the largest open source heartrhythm database, and fellow of the European Heart Rhythm Association.