Wednesday, November 28, 2012

3 of 15 startups building apps for healthcare

Heal your Heart!

AliveCor created its mobile electrocardiogram (ECG) recorder, which is basically an iPhone case embedded with electro sensors.

It lets anyone perform a routine heart checkup by pressing a smartphone to their chest.

This means patients could share weekly, or even daily, readings with doctors.

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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