Got A Heart Calling On Line Two
from the ooh-i-hope-it's-not-long-distance dept
A company has released a new heart monitor that sends cardiograph information to a call center where the company compares it to a patient’s medical history to see if they need to go to the hospital when they’re feeling unwell. The device uses three electrodes to record two minutes of heartbeats, then when the patient presses a button, they’re played as a series of beeps into the microphone of any phone and sent in for review by a cardiologist that then advises a course of action. The company says they’re working on a model that would talk directly to cell phones over Bluetooth that should be ready in the next couple years — so they’re well behind the pacemaker industry, which has had devices capable of calling doctors for some time.