LifeWatch launches world's first medical smartphone
The mobile-health interface is a hot development field in the world. There are various devices, not mobile phones, which collate and transmit medical data, and present them to users, and there are medical mobile apps for managing fitness, medication regimes, and even skin cancer diagnosis by photo analysis. There are also companies developing proprietary sensors for measuring a single medical variable, such as blood glucose levels or heartbeat, for integration with smartphones.
"Globes": Who is the medical smartphone intended for?
LifeWatch chairman and CEO Dr. Yacov Geva: "It is first of all intended for health-conscious consumers who have already recovered from, or are suffering from a chronic medical condition. At an advanced age, we're all suddenly liable to feel poorly in the middle of the day. With this phone, all the basic measurements are available to us. For patients, it enables effective management of their illness."
The device is not designed to diagnose heart attacks, but can monitor irregular heartbeat.