A bandaid, an app and an iPhone – healthy heart


HealthPatch biosensor bandage brings clinical-grade monitoring to iOS
[Via The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW)]

It’s the ultimate in connected wearables — a small and inexpensive, clinical-grade biometric sensor system that can continually monitor your vital signs. Vital Connect has developed the HealthPatch, which is a system that uses disposable adhesive bandages and a reusable wireless module to replace chest strap and wristband type fitness trackers, as well as expensive medical monitors. Now the company and developer SweetWater Health are announcing the first commercially available app to work with the HealthPatch: SweetBeatLife (US$9.99).


We will see more of this sort of thing. And mining your own data will reveal lots of things.