Science Intelligence and InfoPros

Little things about Scientitic Watch and Information Professionnals

The iPhone as a medical monitor

with one comment

An iPhone app that measures the user’s heart rate is not only a popular feature with consumers, but it sparked an idea for a Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) researcher who is now turning smart phones, and eventually tablet devices, into sophisticated medical monitors able to capture and transmit vital physiological data.

A team led by Ki Chon, professor and head of biomedical engineering at WPI, has developed a smart phone application that can measure not only heart rate, but also heart rhythm, respiration rate and blood oxygen saturation using the phone’s built-in video camera. The new app yields vital signs as accurate as standard medical monitors now in clinical use. (…)”

Read more:
Medical News Today, Researchers  turn a smart phone into a medical monitor. Posted on 10th of October, 2011.




Written by hbasset

October 13, 2011 at 8:45 pm

Posted in Web 2.0

Tagged with

One Response

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

  1. […] The iPhone as a medical monitor ( […]

    About WPI Boston | WPI Boston

    November 20, 2011 at 4:37 pm

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: