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ECG analyzing open-source AI model HeartKit from Ambiq for health care dev.

Date: 17/05/2023
Extreme low power consuming semiconductor devices are enabling growth of medical wearable markets in a big way. One of the growing product segment in personal health care is e-watch or a Smartwatch. The mandatory feature in most of the e-watches is heart monitoring and ECG. Ambiq one of the pioneer in the segment of extreme low-power microcontroller and SoC chips, is supporting developers with a open source AI model called Ambiq HeartKit, its latest addition to neuralSPOT’s Model Zoo. This open source AI model enables running various real-time heart monitoring applications to help users and their healthcare providers quickly identify any irregular events by studying the ECG signal. Ambiq’s HeartKit is a reference AI model that demonstrates analyzing 1-lead ECG data to enable a variety of heart applications, such as detecting heart arrhythmias and capturing heart rate variability metrics. This model helps in analyzing individual beats and can spot irregular beats, such as premature and ectopic beats originating in the heart's atrium or ventricles.


HeartKit provides scripts and tools to help AI developers add real-time ECG monitoring capabilities to their health-tech applications. By using this free service developers of not only wearable but also any other Personalized health monitoring device can save time writing the software part of the code for the products.

“Ambiq’s HeartKit may be the most comprehensive open-source TinyML implementation of AI-based heart monitoring for IoT endpoint devices," said Carlos Morales, the VP of AI at Ambiq. “The highly optimized AI model will help developers enable health-tech applications on Ambiq Apollo4 Plus SoC in a matter of minutes."

Ambiq says "By leveraging a modern multi-head network architecture coupled with Ambiq’s low-power SoC, the model is designed to be efficient, explainable, and extensible. While the pre-trained model is ready to use on Ambiq platforms, it also includes software to train, convert, and deploy customized models where needed. The HeartKit has been released under the permissive BSD-3 license for ease of deployment and development." Available now as a Technical Preview to download and start developing AI today. The download link is: https://github.com/AmbiqAI/heartkit