Evaluation: AliveCor KardiaMobile Smartphone-Enabled ECG Monitor

May 2, 2018 | Evaluations & Guidance


  • The primary purpose of AliveCor's KardiaMobile is to record, store, and send single-lead ECG tracings.
  • The Kardia smartphone application also displays ECG tracings and uses an algorithm to detect the presence of atrial fibrillation and normal sinus rhythm.
  • Major device components:
    • Handheld device—Mobile ECG recorder:
      • Has two electrodes. User places one or more fingers from each hand on the electrodes to record a single-lead ECG.
      • The recorder transmits data to the smartphone via an ultrasonic signal as long as the phone is less than 12 inches from the recorder.
      • The recorder can be adhered to the back of a smartphone or a protective phone case.
      • The recorder has a replaceable battery.
      • Dimensions: 8 × 3.5 × 0.5 cm.
    • Smartphone application: (1) Runs on a user-provided smartphone. It is compatible with both iPhones and Android phones.

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