A new iPhone 4 accessory promises to turn the Apple smartphone into a clinic-quality ECG machine. The iPhonECG is a clip-on case for the handset with a pair of electrodes on the back; paired with the handset via Bluetooth, it sends ECG readings to the custom app. According to the developers, the case and app are expected to come in at under $100 when the iPhonECG reaches the market.
Video demo after the cut
It'll also apparently work with other iOS devices, like the iPod touch and iPad, though obviously not work as a case. The reading isn't as comprehensive as a full 12-lead electrocardiogram, but is enough to monitor for arrhythmias or other heart pattern issues.
The iPhonECG is expected to debut at CES 2011 next week; no word on when it will actually go on sale, however.