Tuesday, November 27, 2012

2 of 15 startups building apps for healthcare

Take your blood pressure!

Once users plug the Withings Blood-Pressure Monitor into an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, they can see their data displayed in graph form.

Then, you can send them to doctors, and more. 

Watch a demo video at withings.com

In this 15-part series on the thrilling, disruptive potential of "mHealth," I highlight businesses using mobile technology in health care.

Leveraging the wonders of a device that's fast becoming ubiquitous – two in three people worldwide own a cell phone – a new generation of startups is building apps and add-ons that make your handheld work like high-end medical equipment.

Cheaper, sleeker, and a lot more versatile.

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