The Smartphone That Could Save Your Life

By Andrew Liszewski on at

Like a hospital room in your pocket, the LifeWatch V is an Android-based smartphone that incorporates a series of sensors letting you perform various medical tests in between checking Facebook and your email. It's the perfect all-in-one device if you're managing a medical condition, or just a hypochondriac.

By holding the device in a certain way, ensuring their fingers are touching a series of sensors around its perimeter, users can perform various health tests with the phone including monitoring their ECG, stress levels, heart rate, body fat, and temperature. And while you'll still need to carry a kit with test strips and a needle, the LifeWatch V also serves as a blood glucose monitor letting diabetics monitor and track their blood sugar levels.

You'll still want to keep up regular doctor visits if you are dealing with a medical condition since devices like these are usually far less accurate when compared to dedicated hospital equipment. But with full data connectivity it means you can keep your medical practitioner abreast of your condition between checkups. And more importantly, it minimises the number of medical-related smartphone accessories you have to tote around.

The Smartphone That Could Save Your Life

[LifeWatch via Likecool]