By Patricia Salber
First posted 10/03/11 on The Doctor Weighs In
There are so many really cool mobile devices and apps out there now. Here is one I particularly love: the iPhone ECG. That’s right folks, click on a cover with embedded sensors and you convert your iPhone 4 into a ECG machine. There are also business-card sized iCard ECG that you can attach with velcro to the iPhone 3Gs or an iPad. There is also an Android version.
When you hold the phone between two hands or put it on your chest and you detect and automatically upload what the developer, Dr. David Albert, says is a “clinical quality” snapshot of your heart’s rhythm (Lead 1). It is stored on the device and well as being as transmitted and stored on the company, AliveCor‘s servers. It that way it can be made available “instantly” to doctors “anywhere in the world.”