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Quick Start Guide

Welcome!

Congratulations on acquiring your new EKGraph from SonoHealth!

This guide will help you get started quickly and easily.

To make it easier for you to navigate we broke down the major steps into categories.

Index

  1. Powering On your EKGraph Device
  2. Recording your first EKG / ECG
  3. Installing the SonoHealth App
  4. Installing Desktop Software (Windows or Mac)
  5. Pairing Device with App
  6. Syncing Device with App
  7. Viewing an EKG Report
  8. Printing an EKG Report
  9. Emailing an EKG Report
  10. Deleting EKG reports

Powering On your EKGraph Device

Powering on your EKGraph device is very simple. Simply Press and Hold the PLAY button for 3 Seconds. The LCD screen will light up and the Device will be Ready to record and EKG.

TROUBLESHOOTING:

EKGraph not powering on

PROBLEM: The EKGraph is not powering on even after holding the play button for over 3 seconds.

SOLUTION #1: Device my have a low battery. Please charge your device and try again.

SOLUTION #2: Reset the device by holding the power/play button for 10 seconds. Device will reset and restart and should power back up.

If that doesn’t help please contact us.

Recording your first EKG / ECG

Once Powered On, you will see a flat EKG line on the LCD screen. This means your EKGraph is Ready to Record an EKG. To record a proper “clean” EKG you will need to place your wrists on a flat surface such as a table.

FOR BEST RESULTS: Rest the extremities (hands, feet, chest) that you are recording on a flat surface.

Place your palms or fingers firmly (but not too tight) against the metal sensors located on the left and right side of the device.

You will start seeing an ORANGE wave form tracing line. This means the device is establishing connection and stabilizing your reading.

Continue holding your hands or fingers on the device. In a few seconds the tracing line will become GREEN. This means that the EKG recording has as started and the device is counting down time.

Your first recording will be 10 seconds long. Once the 10 seconds are up the EKGraph will show you an immediate EKG analysis.

You now recorded your FIRST ever EKG on the EKGraph!

TROUBLESHOOTING:

EKGraph not recognizing my hands, fingers, etc

PROBLEM: Your hands/fingers may be too dry and the EKGraph cannot establish a signal. Another problem can be that your hands or device sensors are covered with oil.

SOLUTION: Wipe your hands/fingers and the EKGraph sensors with an alcohol wipe or wet towel.

Can't Record an EKG

PROBLEM: The EKG tracing line stays ORANGE and cannot finish recording an EKG.

SOLUTION 1: You may not be still enough. Try to keep steady. Press firmly but NOT too hard. Rest your Hands on a table if necessary.

SOLUTION 2: See Above: EKGraph not recognizing my hands, fingers, etc

TIP: Your first EKG should be a TEST. It is recommended that you Sync the EKGraph with the SonoHealth App so EKGraph will update it’s date and time to your local time zone

Installing the SonoHealth App

You can install the SonoHealth on a Bluetooth enabled iOS or Android device (Phone/Tablet/iPod)

Click the appropriate link below to download and install the SonoHealth App.

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Installing Desktop Software

Click the corresponding link below to download and install desktop software on you computer. You need to be on the desktop that you are going to install the software on.

Desktop Software Compatibility:

  • Windows – Win 7 / 8 / 10
  • MacOS 10.12 or later

NOTE: You must connect the EKGraph via USB to your computer, in order to sync data.

Click Here for more details on Desktop Software. The rest of the Guide is focused on connecting the EKGraph with the App. 

Pairing Device with App

Once you downloaded and installed the SonoHealth App, you will need to open the app and click the REGISTER button. Registration are a one time thing but are required.

Once register you will automatically be sent to the device pairing screen.

You will have to follow the on screen instructions. This is the order:

  1. Turn on Bluetooth on your phone.
  2. Power On the EKGraph.

TIP: For easier pairing, keep the EKGraph powered down until the app prompts you to turn it on.

Syncing Device with App

Once the app is paired you will see a SYNCHRONIZE button.

Click the button to download reports from the EKGraph.

Downloaded EKGs will appear on the home screen.

Downloaded EKGs will appear on app home screen.

 

NOTE: You must have recordings saved in your EKGraph in order to download/sync them to your App.

Syncing Subsequent & Future Recordings

After the first pairing, syncing new recordings are easy.

From the App Home Screen CLICK the Sync button on the top right corner. The EKGraph must be turned on when Syncing data.

Any New Recordings will be downloaded and available within the App.

Viewing an EKG Report

To view an EKG Report / Tracing CLICK on the recording you would like to view from the home screen.

Click on a recording to view details.

After clicking on a recording you will see the EKG tracing and all details. (like the screenshot below)

Viewing an EKG inside the App

Printing an EKG Report

To print an EKG Report click the Print ICON inside the detailed EKG screen.

Your phones native print screen will popup and you will need to select a printer to print the report.

Emailing an EKG Report

Emailing an EKG is as easy as printing a report. The EMAIL icon is located next to the print icon.

CLICK on the email icon to open your phone’s native email client. The EKG report will already be inside the email. Enter the TO email and click send!

Clearing/Deleting EKGs inside the App.

To delete recordings inside the SonoHealth app press and swipe a recording to the LEFT.

A DELETE button will appear on the right. Click the button to remove that EKG from the app.

Swipe a recording to the LEFT.
Press the DELETE button.

Clearing EKG History on the EKGraph

To clear EKG history stored on the EKGraph device open the SonoHealth app and navigate to Menu > Settings > Clear Memory

Before pressing the Clear button your EKGraph must be powered on and nearby.

NOTE: EKGraph must be turn on and nearby.

WARNING: This action is irreversible. Once you click the clear button ALL the data on the device will be gone.

Press Clear Memory (EKGraph must be turned on)

 

This Concludes the EKGraph QuickStart Tutorial!

If you believe you are experiencing a glitch or bug please check our KNOW ISSUES page.

If you have any questions please reach out to us. We will get back to you as soon as possible!

Updated on February 24, 2019

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  1. Please add descriptions of what the three sensors are for and more diagrams of what are the recommended locations to take readings of.

    Your advertisement shows that you can take readings from other parts of your body but I don’t see that in your manual .

    2. Also would like to change the sensitivity in the app on my iOS device
    3. Also would like to be able to export the data as a csv or XLS format

    1. Hi Craig, thank you for the suggestions!

      1) We are working on making graphics and explanations for other ways to record EKGs.

      2) Our developers are working on implementing this feature. In the meantime you could change the gain and speed inside the desktop software.

      3) Will talk to developers regarding this but I’m not sure this is possible.

  2. I agree with the above post. I was hoping to see this information too.

    1. Thank you Rose! We’re working on it, will update you as soon as it’s ready!

  3. It also be nice to be able to put in a “notes” feature in the app so that way I can put in things like which lead I used to take the ekg, or if meds were taken, or what activity triggered an abnormality, etc.

  4. Would like to send multiple readings to the doctor at the same time. Log notes as mentioned above and show which lead was used to obtain the individual readings.

  5. Is there any way to change the normal resting heart rate? I run 2 miles most days, and my normal resting heart rate is 48-55 bpm. All my readings say I have Bradycardia, can we change the setting so that I can see Normal readings unless there is some other problem? Thanks, Larry

    1. Hi Larry, we’re working on an update that will allow users to edit their normal heart rate range. So you would be able to go in edit your normal range from “48-89”. Anything out of that range will trigger a tachy or brady cardia result.

  6. I just purchased your device on Amazon and started using it for the first time today.
    I just have one question how do you set the date and time as mine upon start up is showing as January 2015 ?

    1. Hi Michael, the time and date will change automatically after your first sync with the SonoHealth Mobile or desktop app. After the sync the date and time will switch to the time and date of that phone or computer.

  7. can you set up more than one file for two people to use the device?

    1. Hi Carolyn,

      For now we recommend using the EKGraph with one smartphone/tablet. But we do have customers that are using the EKGraph for multiple users. They simply clear all the data on the EKGraph before giving it to the other user. That way the users doesn’t mix up data as right now the app is only made for a single user. But we are working on figuring out how to officially make the device and app work for multiple users.

  8. The scale of the graph on the printed ECG report is much smaller (4 mm peak-to-peak) than what is shown in the android app, and is missing most of the detail visible in the app rendering of the graph data. How do I communicate what I’m seeing to my physician if the emailed reports don’t capture the detail? Am I missing something? Can I send you what I’m talking about?

    1. Hi David,

      If you could please send us the EKG report to hello@sonohealth.org

      I will forward to our developers and we will be sure to fix the issue!

  9. It really needs a carry case to protect it in my wife’s purse.

    1. Hi Thomas,

      The cases are already in! We will list it on our site in the next few days and you’ll be able to purchase it right away. We’ll shoot everyone an email with a coupon code 🙂

  10. How totally frustrating!!! I can’t get it to sync!!! And apparently I cannot talk to a human to HELP ME!!!

    1. Hi Jeani,

      We sent you an email. We apologize, we’re a small company at the moment and can’t afford phone support at the moment. We’re doing our best!

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