In this prospective single-center trial, a wearable photoplethysmographic (PPG) sensor coupled with a cloud analytics service will be used to detect and quantify atrial fibrillation (AF) episodes in patients with known paroxysmal AF. Patients will simultaneously receive the PPG sensor in form of a smartwatch or bracelet and a Holter ECG for 48 hours. Correctly identified AF episodes and AF burden determined by both methods will be compared.

Number of Participants
360 Non-Randomized

Inclusion / Exclusion criteria
Inclusion criteria
age ≥ 18 years
written informed consent
Exclusion criteria
Cardiac implanted electronic device (Pacemaker, ICD)
Smartwatch/Bracelet and/or ECG device cannot be worn due to comprehensible reasons (allergic reactions, wounds, amputations, other)
Patients unable or not willing to sign informed consent Significant mental or cognitive impairment

Study Design
In this prospective single-center trial, the PPG wearable Corsano CardioWatch 287 sensor will be used to conduct continuous heart rate and -rhythm monitoring in patients with known paroxysmal AF. Collected data will then be analysed using a Cloud Analytics Service (Preventicus Heartbeats algorithm) and compared with data from simultaneously obtained 48-hour Holter ECG. Correctly identified AF episodes, their cumulative duration per 48 hours (AF burden) and the number of asymptomatic episodes will be assessed. In the primary analyses, the sensitivity of the PPG analysing algorithm to detect AF episodes is estimated by performing a logistic regression on detection (yes/no) with only an intercept as predictor, which is then translated to a proportion (the sensitivity). In the secondary analyses we are comparing the cumulative duration of AF episodes over 48 hours (AF burden) obtained with the PPG-sensor and Holter-ECG. In summary, the purpose of the study is to evaluate the performance and efficacy of the wearable PPG sensor and the cloud analytics service in detecting and quantifying AF episodes in patients with known history of paroxysmal AF.

Study Centre
Universitiy Hospital Basel, Switzerland

Start time, Duration
Start: September 24, 2020, Total study duration: 36 months

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Corsano Cardiowatch Bracelets enable continuous monitoring with multiple algorithms. Corsano is working closely with cardiologists, scientists, hospitals, patients, and research organisations.  Scientific research demonstrates the legitimacy of Cardiowatch 287 algorithms. 

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Corsano CardioWatch is a wrist worn medical grade multi sensor bracelet to capture up to 19 vital parameters. Primary use cases are 24/7 continuous clinical trials and remote patient monitoring.  
The bracelet monitor offers flexibility to set data collection intervals by minute, by second or 25Hz, 32 Hz or 128 Hz. We measure Heart Rate, RR intervals, Breathing Rate, A-Fib detection, Skin Temperature, Activity and Sleep. SpO2, Core Body Temperature, ECG and Blood Pressure are in development.  
Clinical accuracy is paramount for us. In addition to third parties' algorithms, i.e. from Philips, we run our proprietary algorithms to realize superior data accuracy. Corsano technology has been clinically validated in major academic hospitals. The bracelet is manufactured under ISO 13485 and CE-MDR compliance. The process for FDA Clearance has started. 
Our end-to-end solution consists of light-weight and comfortable bracelets with a patient research portal. We have developed and produced over 200’000 devices. The Corsano platform has been optimized on connections, data buffers and battery life up to 15 days. We offer access to raw continuous high frequency data through API and cloud-to-cloud solutions. 

The founders of Corsano Health have over 100 years of experience in the Swiss Watch industry, with deep experience about ergonomic design and materials for wearables that are worn 24/7.