Deakin University’s cARdiac ECG is an engaging, fun and practical way to start learning about the ECG and heart fundamentals through Augmented 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. This is not a textbook – it’s an immersive way to learn the WHAT, WHY and HOW cardiac anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology are captured by the ECG in common and important clinical scenarios.

- 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

If you’re a Health student – this is the tool for you to conceptualize what the ECG shows, and how to record an ECG.

If you’re a teacher – you can use cARdiac as an adjunct to standard ECG textbooks and resources to help learners understand fundamental ECG concepts in an engaging and realistic experience.

Certain functions, such as the Learn and Assess modules, are currently only available to Deakin medical students. For further information contact the Deakin University School of Medicine at:

To access cARdiac ECG, download and print the marker and point your device's camera toward the marker while the app is running. cARdiac ECG will work best when the marker is placed on a flat surface. To download the marker, please visit:

Compiled and written by the School of Medicine, Deakin University

What’s New

Version 2.1

- Updated the Electrode placement on the legs to face the inner calves.

Ratings and Reviews

1.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

kalm01 ,

Too much set-up to get the app working. Disappointed :(

This app looks great however to access the 'marker', required to get the app working, you need to access the ECG link in the 'details' section of this app. However that's impossible on an iPhone as you can't copy & paste the link. And then you need to print it out? Come on guys, not user friendly at all. Please fix to make it simple to get started and use, as I think this would be a great learning tool.

Developer Response ,

Hi kalm01,

We understand the limitations of having a marker based app, but that's how it was designed. If downloading and printing the marker is too difficult, an alternative could be aim your device camera at another device (on a horizontal surface) that is displaying the marker - that will also work.

isnrphsgg ,

Unable to access download

The link to download the AR file is broken, and returns a 404 error.

Developer Response ,

Hi isnrphsgg,

We've retested the link in the app to download the marker and it works fine. You can also visit the cARdiac ECG app web page and find a link there too.


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104.5 MB

Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7-inch), iPad Pro (9.7-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Wi-Fi (5th generation), iPad (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5-inch), iPad Pro (10.5-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (11-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9-inch), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation), iPad mini (5th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPod touch (6th generation) and iPod touch (7th generation).



Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
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