Wearing the Cardio
Please note: both Actiheart and Cardio are worn in the same way; please click here to find out more about the difference between the two products.
Cardio chest pads
The Cardio has two clips which attach directly to standard ECG electrodes. Usually one electrode is adhered at V1 or V2 (4th intercostals), and the second electrode is placed approximately 10cm away on the left side at V4 or V5 although this placement can be adjusted to be comfortable for the subject.
The unit is worn on two standard ECG pads on the chest. The small size of the recorder and the use of standard biocompatible ECG electrodes ensure that the Cardio is securely but comfortably attached. The Cardio is designed for 24 hour use. It is water resistant and is compatible with activities of daily living.
Weighing 10.3 grams, the Cardio is easy to wear, and can be worn by subjects of all ages. The Cardio is equipped with a rechargeable battery that is recharged using the USB reader interface or a multiple-device charging station. Data are recorded on board the monitor for future download to a computer using a standard USB connection.
It is also possible to wear the Cardio on a chest belt, similar to a Polar wearlink belt. This alternative mounting option is ideal for short term recordings such as whilst training or playing sport.
Cardio chest belt
It is vital that the skin is correctly prepared prior to attaching the Cardio and before the start of any recording The process of skin preparation should remove the Stratum Corneum and scratch the surface of the next layer of skin down, the Stratum Granulosum CamNtech recommends the use of Cardio prep pads to properly prepare the skin.