Flag your pulse problems!
“Stethoscopes are mobile, but doctors aren’t, “says Thomas Brennan, a head researcher at Oxford University.
So he and his team are using low-cost parts — such as the microphone of a Nokia cell phone — to create a device that allows untrained health workers to record a heartbeat and send it to doctors for analysis.
Read the Oxford University team's blog at http://www.uni-excellens.com/wordpress/tag/oxford-university/
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.