iPhone/iPad as an Electrocardiograph


Mobile device innovation keeps on truckin’. Just imagine how these innovations can help improve access to healthcare in places previously not possible.

AliveCor, a small company that developed an iPhone 4 case with a built-in ECG, just unveiled a smaller and more streamlined ECG that can work with any iPhone or iPad. The iCard ECG has a profile smaller than a business card and sticks to the back of an iPhone or iPad using Velcro and immediately integrates with a companion app running on the device.

The business card-sized iCard ECG mounts to the back of your iDevice using velcro and wirelessly feeds data from its electrodes to the AliveECG app. The app automatically records 30 seconds of your heart’s rhythmic pulse before uploading it to AliveCor’s servers for sharing with your doctors.

For people with ongoing heart issues wouldn’t’ it be cool to link this up with a program that can monitor the results continuously and notify your healthcare professional when it detects any abnormal issues. Cool.

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