Health IT

iPhone 4 case can display a true heart rate as an ECG

The case acts as a true single-lead ECG for the iPhone 4. The product stories the ECG rhythm and transmits it wirelessly.

Developed by Oklahoma physician and entrepreneur Dr. David Albert, a true single-lead ECG for the iPhone 4 has been created using a unique skin for the device (shown). The iPhone can store a pdf of the signal and also transmit a realtime wireless signal about a foot using the iPhone’s battery.

Until now, most other free applications have used the camera feature of the device to display a person’s heart rate, rather than their actual electrocardiogram. Here’s Dr. Albert’s demo video:

Westby G. Fisher, MD, FACC is a board certified internist, cardiologist, and cardiac electrophysiologist (doctor specializing in heart rhythm disorders) practicing at NorthShore University HealthSystem in Evanston, IL, USA and is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at University of Chicago's Pritzker School of Medicine. He entered the blog-o-sphere in November, 2005. He writes regularly at Dr. Wes. DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed in this blog are strictly the those of the author(s) and should not be construed as the opinion(s) or policy(ies) of NorthShore University HealthSystem, nor recommendations for your care or anyone else's. Please seek professional guidance instead.

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