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Medicine Meets Smart Phones

The creation and advancements of smart phones have impacted many industries and now have taken the portable device to endless possibilities. Mobile devices have revolutionized how the caretaker, physician, and end user practice medicine1. Companies have developed apps to work flawlessly with their products to make your experience more rewarding and informational. Imagine sitting in line at the grocery store and wanting to know your blood pressure.  Simply pull out your phone, open a specific medical app, and the information at your fingertips is endless. You can calculate a couple quick numbers, and send those results in a flash straight to your doctor to review instantly.

Companies like iHealth and Jacobs Ladder have found ways to make keeping your information easily accessible. You can look at graphs and observe trends of how your body is evolving. The more you use the app, the more conscious of your body’s developments you will be. Can more than one person use this medical device? Certainly! You can save different users, so you will consistently have accurate information. Each smart phone assisted device has its benefits, but they all are effective, provide information quickly, and ultimately, are the way of the future2. Smart phone medical devices are here to stay and listed below are some of the most popular ones.

iHealth – Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor

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This device is one of the first of its kind for smart phones. The iHealth Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor makes it easy to check your own blood pressure at any time or anywhere. The included mobile app measures and tracks your systolic and diastolic numbers, heart rate, pulse wave, and measurement time3. Take this information and share it with your family and most importantly, your doctor. You get accurate results with the motion sensor technology built right in. It knows when your cuff has been properly installed and will notify when ready.

 

The Biggest Loser – Jacob’s Ladder

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You have seen it on TV and now you can have it at home. Get the same intense workout that you see on NBC’s hit show The Biggest Loser. No more waiting on others to finish with the equipment at the gym as you can have this total body workout machine at home. Jacobs Ladder has just released a smartphone app for their gym so you can log your results and then, if you want, post them to Facebook or send them out in a email to someone else. It also helps to show progress so you can log where you were and where you are now. This gym just became the ultimate workout experience.

“It will work your entire body from shoulders, triceps, biceps, quads, glutes, back, and calves. It is a beast of a machine and where I go I can use it most times without waiting because people don’t want to work out that hard. It you want to get in shape this Machine is it. It is the best piece of equipment that any Gym could purchase because you get to most of the least amount of time.”

-DC Stan from DC

Allegro Medical offers the latest and greatest of medical equipment to its customers. New and exciting products are arriving each and every day here at Allegro Medical. Visit us at www.AllegroMedical.com to learn more about these and other smart phone products.

 

  1. http://cid.oxfordjournals.org/content/47/1/117.short
  2. http://internetmedicine.com/2012/12/14/top-ten-medical-uses-of-the-iphone/
  3. http://www.ihealthlabs.com/wireless-blood-pressure-wrist-monitor-feature_33.htm
Dan works in Product Management at Allegro Medical with a focus on providing new and empowering products that help customers improve their quality of life.