Monday, July 05, 2010

Smartphone and healthcare – a perfect match?

The company behind the Blackberry and India's Vodafone Essar announced the launch of a mobile health device meant to help medical professionals in detecting heart attacks.

The device will record cardiograms taken by paramedics and store them on a server that also contacts doctors' Blackberries on the Vodafone Essar wireless network. Doctors will also be able to use the server to access and assess patient information.

The “senior-friendly” Jitterbug phone is marketing similar health services to baby boomers in the U.S with its new LiveNurse service.

Portable computing + mobility + declining costs of devices and networks + an obvious set of healthcare applications should be perfect match. Dick Stroud

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