Ann Conkle
Mar 9, 2012

Health monitoring? There's an app for that

Researchers in New Zealand have developed a prototype Bluetooth-enabled medical monitoring device that can be connected wirelessly to your smartphone and keep track of various physiological parameters, such as body temperature, heart rate, blood pressure and movements. The prototype could be extended to include sensors for blood glucose as well as markers for specific diseases. The connectivity would allow patients to send data directly to their health care provider and receive timely advice and medication suggestions. The device software is based on the familiar cross-platform Java system and provides user with an easy to use graphical user interface on their smart phone that uses the standard navigation buttons on mobile devices.