Today’s Video of the Day from the National Science Foundation introduces new technology that could drastically improve heart health monitoring.

As the leading cause of death in the United States, heart disease claims approximately 610,000 lives every year.

Researchers at the University of Texas have developed a wearable device made from stretchy, material that is so lightweight that it can be worn comfortably for extended periods of time. 

The continuous tracking capability of the device may produce more accurate readings than current EKG machines.

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Video Credit: National Science Foundation/University of Texas at Austin