Just saw a piece on MSN about Dr. Eric Topol, a cardiologist, who talked about using smartphones to improve patient care.
–Linked to a button-size sensor attached to your chest, your phone can monitor your blood sugar levels on a minute-by-minute basis and notify a doctor if they go out of whack.
–A $199 sensor attachment for your I-Phone can turn your I-Phone into an EKG and can monitor your heart and be sent remotely to your doctor for interpretation.
–They’re developing micro-miniature sensors that can be put directly into your bloodstream to monitor the cells that are the precursors to heart attacks, and then send a signal to your smartphone warning you.
Check out the interview here. http://www.nbcnews.com/id/21134540/vp/50582822#50582822