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Your smartphone could become the most important tool in your medicine cabinet

0. phoneArena posted on 14 Apr 2012, 14:27

The head of the USC Center for Body Computing, Dr. Leslie Saxon, want to record the heartbeat of every man, woman and child on the planet, using an app that allows your smartphone's camera to measure heart rates; the eventual goal is to make your handset the most important tool in your medicine cabinet...

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posted on 14 Apr 2012, 14:35

1. christianqwerty (Posts: 467; Member since: 05 May 2011)

Seems like a cool idea! I cant even begin to imagine what smart phones will be used for in 10 years.

posted on 14 Apr 2012, 14:53 1

2. the_s2 (Posts: 239; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)

This is really good news. Future phones should come with inbuilt temperature, bp, and pulse rate sensors and should come with medical equipment connectivity options. /sony phones with ANT+ tech/.....

posted on 14 Apr 2012, 16:31

3. bbblader (Posts: 590; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)

911 whats your emergency?

posted on 14 Apr 2012, 16:39

4. ILikeBubbles (Posts: 525; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)

oh m god if this could be implemented..... and complete secure. i think security is really the only concern here but all the possibilities!!!

people with heart rate monitors could connect to their phone via bluetooth or other proprietary connection and check heart rate...

diabetics could get permanent internal monitors and check their phones for blood sugar levels instead of stabbing themselves ever few hours.

i know i don't know nearly enough about the medical industry to fully even understand the potential but i know enough that mind = blown. i would love to contribute to research alone with my smartphone!!! much less my dr. have a more accurate reading of my lifestyle other than what i remember to tell him, or tell the truth about...

there are a few worries that this could entail... im sure that someone will find a way to abuse it but as long as we focus more on the hope and implementation as fully secure then this sounds like it IS the future!!

posted on 14 Apr 2012, 19:02

5. solidsnakeduds013 (Posts: 219; Member since: 20 Oct 2010)

First off I don't trust that. Remember its a phone not a life line unless your calling 911. Its a good idea but they should stop while they are at it. I see no future for this

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