June 25, 2019
As part of the extensive Health eHeart Study, University of California, San Francisco researchers found smartphone camera-based heart rate measurements often employed by apps to strongly correlate with in-clinic results collected via ECG.
From there, the researchers employed their app-based approach to record the heart rates nearly 70,000 individuals worldwide, and paired these with health and...
December 17, 2012
Masimo, a medical device maker founded in 1989, has released a commercially-available iOS-enabled pulse oximeter called the iSpO2. Pulse oximeters, which have long been a core product of Masimo, measure blood oxygen level and pulse rate by shining light through the fingertip and measuring the absorption of different wavelengths.
The product is not FDA cleared and doesn't have a CE Mark, because...
May 10, 2012
Soon enough people will be able to record a snipped of their own heart sounds, upload it to an analytics engine through a smartphone app, and receive a diagnosis. Sort of like a Shazam app for heart sounds.
That is, at least, according to Steinar Pedersen, Founder of Tromso Telemedicine Consult, who made the prediction -- among many others -- during his closing keynote Monday afternoon at the...
November 21, 2011
Philips recently launched an iPad app, Vital Signs Camera, that measures the user's heart rate and breathing via the tablet's front-facing camera. The $0.99 app, available only for the iPad 2, is intended for entertainment purposes only.
The app measures the users heart rate by determining blood flow to the face based on the color of the users skin, and breathing rate by analyzing the motion of...