The iPhone has lots of different uses. If there’s something it doesn’t do, naively, there is usually an app in the App Store, that will accommodate. One area that this has been truly inspiring, is in the medical industry. We have see the iPad make into the operating room, and great add-ons to the iPhone for diabetics to check their sugar levels.
A company called “Withings” has launched the world’s first blood pressure monitor for the iPhone, at this years’s CES (Consumer Electronics Show). It comes with a great app and online monitoring. Here’s part of the official press release:
With hypertension affecting almost 25% of the world population , blood pressure measurement can help to save lives. However, until now, taking your blood pressure required the use of complex devices with multiple manipulations, mathematical operations and data recording procedures. Self-measurement has been recommended by the medical profession for many years , but no one had yet found concrete solutions to expand its use.
This is why Withings chose to rethink the blood pressure monitor and turn it into an attractive, user-friendly connected device.
With the Withings Blood Pressure monitor, measuring and understanding your blood pressure couldnâ€™t be easier. All data is recorded and saved to the userâ€™s secure online space for easy measurement access and retrieval through their iPhone, iPad or other screen connected to a user-friendly interface.
Self-measurement is made simple by the Withings Blood Pressure monitor. It improves the reliability of readings and offers the option to share them with relatives, healthcare providers or medical professionals.
Through the Withings API, specialist partners can interface with the platform to offer additional services, as Withings has already proven with its WiFi Body Scale and partners such as Google Health, Microsoft HealthVault and numerous health & sports coaching websites such as DailyBurn.com, RunKeeper.com, FitOrbit.com, gymtechnik.com, aujourdhui.com, Strands.com, Danholt4mac.com, Jogmap.deâ€¦and many more.
This is an amazing piece of technology that proves, once again, that the iPhone is not just another smart phone. If you, or your loved ones have to monitor your blood pressure regularly, this is an incredible way to do it. Withings Blood Pressure Monitor is compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, and the iPad. It will be available later this month, for $129 USD. Check out their website for more info on availability: http://www.withings.com/en/bloodpressuremonitor.