Thursday, April 22, 2010

Bad Looks, Good Concept: A Bluetooth Heart Rate Monitor for the iPhone

Someone has to talk to this company about ergonomic engineering:
What looks like a bulky female hygiene product is actually a health monitor that hooks up to an iPhone via Bluetooth, sending bodily information such as heart rates to the compatible app.

It's not on sale yet, with Proteus' Raisin sensor only just being passed through the FDA, but it's another step for the iPhone into the operating room, after Apple showed off the Lifescan app by Johnson & Johnson at last year's WWDC, which works alongside a wireless glucose meter. Diabetes can analyze the glucose levels in their blood, with the information being sent to the iPhone app over Bluetooth.
To their engineers: Any color but white or light blue, okay?


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Zephyr HxM is a new Bluetooth heart rate monitor that looks much better. Doesn't work on iPhones, but apparently on everything else (Android, Nokia, BlackBerry).