18 Feb '11, 4am

New mobile phone developed in S'pore can take your pulse & send results to 24-hr medical call centre

New mobile phone developed in S'pore can take your pulse & send results to 24-hr medical call centre

EPI Life mobile phone is a new phone developed in Singapore that takes your pulse when you press your fingers on a receptor, and sends the results to a 24-hour medical call centre. -- ST FILE PHOTO BARCELONA - YOU probably have good reason to worry if you get a call on your mobile phone with the following message: 'Sir, an ambulance is on the way.' That's the worst call you can receive if you buy a new EPI Life mobile phone, which comes complete with mini electrocardiogram. It's a new phone developed in Singapore that takes your pulse when you press your fingers on a receptor, and sends the results to a 24-hour medical call centre. 'We think it's a revolution. It has clinical significance,' EPI medical chief Dr Chow U-Jin said at the mobile industry's annual conference in Barcelona. 'Anywhere in the world you can use it as a phone but you are also able to transfer an ECG a...

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