Swiss company CSEM is testing a prototype iPhone app heart monitor called 'Pulsear' that is based on ideas used to develop sensor technology for astronauts.
CSEM has created a small sensor which records your vital signs and sends the information through the earphone wires to the Pulsear device, attached to the iPhone. In the future the iPhone heart monitor may also monitor blood oxygen levels and other vital signs.
The technology has both medical and commercial potential. The device is a much less invasive way to monitor patients. The stress that often accompanies medical tests could be minimized by combining it with soothing music played while using the iPhone heart monitor. For athletes, walkers or anyone doing physical activities, it is a convenient and unobtrusive way to monitor vital signs.
The Pulsear iPhone Heart Monitor Tracks Your Heart Through Your Ears
1. Iphone Heart Monitoring - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop more advanced and accurate heart monitoring technology for iPhones with added features like tracking blood oxygen levels.
2. Invasive Medical Test Alternatives - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Explore innovative methods and technologies to replace invasive medical tests, providing patients with less stressful and more comfortable monitoring options.
3. Convenient Vital Sign Monitoring - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Design wearable devices or apps that offer convenient and unobtrusive ways for individuals engaged in physical activities to monitor their vital signs.
1. Healthcare Technology - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Combine medical technology with consumer devices like iPhones to create more accessible and user-friendly healthcare solutions.
2. Sports and Fitness - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop wearable technology or apps that seamlessly integrate into physical activities, allowing athletes and fitness enthusiasts to monitor their vital signs effortlessly.
3. Wellness and Relaxation - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Fuse innovative wellness technologies with mobile devices to enhance relaxation experiences and provide stress relief methods while monitoring vital signs.