cARdiac ECG Augmented Reality App

The cARdiac ECG AR app is the most engaging, fun and practical way to start learning about the ECG and heart fundamentals through Augmented Reality.

Developed by Deakin’s School of Medicine and Eon Reality, this app will take you on an interactive journey to explore the fundamental concepts of cardiac anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology relevant to the ECG.


  • Explore the heart with interactive cardiac model with overlays of the conduction system, blood flow and ECG trace
  • Understand the ECG with models of normal sinus rhythm, bradycardia, tachycardia and other important arrhythmias including ventricular fibrillation and acute myocardial infarction
  • Learn how to perform an ECG Procedure with step by step tutorial including lead placement
  • Test your skills in the Assess mode allowing you to check your understanding and email your results to yourself or your clinical teacher

With this new app, called the cARdiac ECG, students can now see the heart in 3D, move it around to see how the blood is pumping and where the electrical impulses are firing based on various scenarios from normal, abnormal and catastrophic heart function



How to use the cARdiac ECG AR app

  1. Download the app from the iOS app store

  2. Download and print the AR marker (PDF, 7.7 MB)

  3. Open the app on your mobile device and point the camera toward the marker

  4. cARdiac ECG will work best when the marker is placed on a flat surface

Upcoming conferences

Team members have been accepted to present on the cARdiac ECG app at the ANZAHPE Conference (Adelaide, July) nationally, the International Clinical Skills Conference (Prato, May) and AMEE Conferences (Helsinki, August) during 2017. International healthcare educators from New Zealand, Spain, London, and the USA have also reached out expressing their interest and support for the cARdiac ECG app.

cARdiac ECG in the media

The cARdiac ECG AR app recently featured on ITNews, an important hub for technology enthusiasts to discuss issues that interest them and breakthroughs in technology.



  • cARdiac ECG won the Jim and Alison Leslie Award for Outstanding Achievement in Teaching and Learning at the 2016 Deakin Vice-Chancellor's Teaching Awards.
  • The app has been named a finalist in the education category of the iTnews Benchmark Awards 2017.

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