Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Tinke Heart Monitor for your iPhone

Here's an interesting idea for a combination of app and hardware.

The device shown above is called the Tinke.  Simply place your finger over the port in the back of the device and it will measure heart rate, blood oxygen saturation, and your respiratory rate.  The idea is for it to be used by the individual, but I can see that something along these lines could be easily changed by the company and adapted to the healthcare environment.

It also comes with an app that keeps track of the information it collects so this could be used to keep the info in a patient's digital record.

No word on cost yet, but it should be available as summer approaches.

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