Your smartphone could become the most important tool in your medicine cabinet
On the last day of TEDMED2012, the Doctor announced a new website, everyheartbeat.org that would be what she calls the "Facebook of medicine". A cardiologist, Dr. Dixon envisions a future where people can use add-on accessories and apps to send info about their health, like blood pressure or glucose levels, from a smartphone to the site where it can be viewed by physicians and researchers.
Since most people carry their smartphone with them wherever they go (and for some, whenever they go) it is the perfect conduit to the inner workings of the body and thus can give your Doctor a quick and painless look at how healthy or ill you are. The everyheartbeat.org site hopes to be ready to collect your medical info by next year. The site is currently collecting emails from those interested in the service.
source: Everyheartbeat.org, MITTechnologyReview via Textually.org