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CES 2012: Video demo of Qualcomm AliveCor iPhone ECG – the app that could save your life

Hi, we have already written about AliveCor here. We did however manage to get a demo of the potentially life-saving software working on an iPhone.

In case you missed it the software has already saved one life…

Dr. Eric Topol, the chief academic officer of Scripps Health, who is also the author of a new book The Creative Destruction of Medicine, showed a prototype of a hand-held, clip-on smartphone electrocardiogram (EKG) reader, made by Qualcomm-funded AliveCor. Apparently, Dr. Topol who is currently trialling the AliveCor device in the real world, was able to use it to quickly diagnose that an airplane passenger having chest pains was having a heart attack, and not just indigestion. The airplane made an emergency landing, allowing the man’s life to be saved.

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2 Responses to "CES 2012: Video demo of Qualcomm AliveCor iPhone ECG – the app that could save your life"

  1. […] we were at CES a fortnight ago we came across a device from Qualcomm-owned AliveCor, which attaches to any iPhone to give users accurate heart readings wherever they are. It seems that these kinds of compact and […]

  2. […] It’s called AliveCor iPhone ECG, and being billed as “the app that could save your life.” All you do is hold your hands on the electrodes and the device takes your heart readings and transfers the data to the app installed on your phone or iPad. Watch a short video demo here. […]

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