A platform to remotely monitor patients suffering from chronic cardiovascular disease is being developed by STMicroelectronics and US healthcare organisation Mayo Clinic.

The platform will provide a comprehensive and unobtrusive solution that monitors person-specific data and physiological parameters with the aim of influencing lifestyle and treatment choices.

The patient wears a small device that continually monitors a number of physiological parameters.

The device can provide early detection of developing health conditions and lower healthcare costs, according to STMicroelectronics.

An initial programme of patient trials for the remote heart-monitoring system is already underway, Mayo Clinic said.