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Published by: Luigi Dahonog

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Philips seeks patent for a system to detect hot flashes

Almost 85% of menopausal women have had episodes of hot flashes, which puts them at a  70% greater risk of heart attacks, angina, and strokes. While hot flashes can be detected by measuring perspiration at the chest area, researchers at Philips went for a no-sweat route and used deep learning to track changes and patterns in heart rate data collected by a wearable sensor.

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