New mobile can check pulse and send ambulance
A new phone developed in Singapore takes your pulse when you press your fingers on a receptor, and sends the results to a 24-hour medical call centre. The new EPI Life mobile phone comes complete with mini electrocardiogram.This is going to be a revolution and has clinical significance.
“Anywhere in the world you can use it as a phone but you are also able to transfer an ECG and get a reply”
“If you get a normal reply it will just be an SMS,” he added. “If it’s severe, you get a call: ‘Sir, an ambulance is on the way’.” EPI Life has three hospitals in Singapore, all of which carry the phone users’ history. EPI Life costs $700 (516 Euros), the price of a top range Smartphone, and 2,000 of them have been on the market since 2010. Depending on your health or nervous disposition you can choose from three packages offering 10, 30 or 100 tests a month. There is now a mini $99 version with a smaller receptor that links via Bluetooth connection to your Smartphone, which is due for launch soon in Spain and France. The EPI Life is one of a series of mobile health initiatives unveiled in Barcelona.
Many of the services rely on SMS or MMS messages that even older mobiles can receive. Health Company, which covers Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, sends medical information about sexuality, obesity, children’s health etc. to about 430,000 customers in Arab and English. If u want you can send a consultation through SMS.