18 Feb '11, 10pm

Singapore-made mobile phone can check pulse, summon ambulance

A new phone has been developed in Singapore to take a pulse and even help call for an ambulance should the user require one, AFP reported. Users of the EPI Life Mobile phone can put their finger on a receptor and the result will be sent to a 24-hour medical centre. An ambulance will be summoned in an emergency. "We think it's a revolution. It has clinical significance," EPI medical chief Dr Chow U-Jin said at a mobile industry conference in Barcelona. EPI, the company behind the US$700 (S$892) smartphone, works with three hospitals in Singapore, which have the users' history. The phone targets people with heart disease and 2,000 sets have been sold since last year. EPI will soon launch in France and Spain a smaller US$99 version that has a mini receptor that can be linked to a smartphone via Bluetooth.

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