7 medical phone peripherals you should know

By Brian Dolan
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AliveCor's iPhoneECG

December 2010: Dr David Albert and the iPhoneECG case

December 2010: Dr David Albert and the iPhoneECG case

The iPhoneECG is a single-lead electrocardiogram reader that attaches to the back of an iPhone and displays heart rate info via an app. (An Android version is in the works.) The creator, Dr. David Albert, believes the iPhone ECG could be featured in intensive care units and used by EMTs. Albert has already begun his discussion with the FDA to get the device cleared as a medical device in the US. Albert hopes to have the product cleared with 510(k) in the next few months. His team is compiling the clinical data and he expects some of it to be published soon.