Heart disease continuously trends as the number one killer in the US, and many studies have shown that it could be reduced with at-home monitoring. The issue is not everyone wants to have bulky complicated heart rate monitors laying in their cabinets. This is where MOCACARE plans to change the game.
The company is taking a different approach with two devices, one being the MOCAcuff which we reviewed back in 2017, and now the MOCAHeart. Developed by a multidisciplinary team of scientists, engineers, designers and physicians from Stanford, UCSF and California of the Arts, including Dr. Daniel Wei-Chen Hong MD, a neurosurgeon and co-author of Stanfords’ CyberKnife books, the MOCAHeart is a sophisticated product that fills a void in everyone’s medicine cabinet.
Combining thumb scans and algorithms that measure blood flow to determine heart rate and blood oxygen levels, the MOCAHeart also checks PWV, or Pulse Wave Velocity (a term I personally never used until this article, by the way). PWV is the speed that the blood travels through the vessels, which accordingly to many in the medical community is a VITAL indicator of overall cardiovascular health and vascular status. Needless to say, it does a hell of a lot more than what your smartwatch can do.
Providing an easy-to-read indicator dubbed the “MOCA INDEX”, and a companion iOS app, that makes the figures easier to understand for the average consumer, using a 1-5 scale that gives an instant snapshot of your heart health without the need for those overly complicated monitors. Each reading in the app displays actionable insights that allow users to see their heart health, and in my practice of using, it’s actually nice knowing that not only is my heart in a good place, but it’s also able to be monitored without a co-pay at the doctor, as I can simply grab it from my medicine cabinet and get a reading with ease.
The MOCAHEART is on sale for Prime Day for 30% off, making it $62.99 but normally sales for $89.99. You can find more information about the MOCAHeart by visiting this link today.
Source: Manufacturer supplied review unit
What I Like: Accurate readings via the app that are not overly complicated
What Needs Improvement: Nothing