May 5, 2013

Physical by Smartphone Becoming Real Possibility

images.jpeg By hooking a variety of gadgets onto a smartphone you could almost get a complete physical without the paper gown or even a visit to the doctor's office. Wireless Week reports.

quotemarksright.jpgBlood pressure? Just plug the arm cuff into the phone for a quick reading.

Heart OK? Put your fingers in the right spot, and the squiggly rhythm of an EKG appears on the phone's screen.

Plug in a few more devices and you could have photos of your eardrum (Look, no infection!) and the back of your eye, listen to your heartbeat, chart your lung function, even get a sonogram.

... The University of California, San Francisco, hopes to enroll a staggering 1 million people in its Health eHeart Study to see whether using mobile technology, including smartphone tracking of people's heart rate and blood pressure, could help treat and prevent cardiovascular disease.quotesmarksleft.jpg

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