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Scientists are touting a self-service heart monitor which transforms a smartphone into medical equipment, helping to diagnose cardio problems, while easing the fears of countless hypochondriacs. The Smartheart claims to be the world's smallest hospital-grade ECG, measuring roughly the same size of an iPhone 4. After …

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  1. Spiracle

    Surely...

    ... using this long-term ensures that brain cancer will get you first?

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    So the means to "detect heart disease with a smartphone" is ...

    ... by buying an external ECG? Think the article would have been better titled "How to detect heart disease with an ECG and any old device that can display the graphs." It's not the smartphone doing any detecting here, I was expecting to read about some clever app that listens to your heartbeat on the built-in microphone.

  3. A 31
    Coat

    does he look ...

    ..like he needs heart monitoring ?

    put the device on a fat flabby scouser loaded with piercing and tatoos, it will make more sense :D

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Holmes

    @ Caleb Cox

    Did you used to write articles for the Daily Mail science section (Oxymoron) ?

    1 smartphone + £10000 ECG = full system

  5. Fred Flintstone Gold badge

    What we need ..

    .. is a version with built in defrif, debr.., defrill. Never mind.

    :-)

  6. Patrick R

    Left - Right ?

    They even made sure they can't be sued for writing a dextrocardiaphobic app.

  7. langles

    A similar product

    I don't know if it's hospital grade quality, but there is a similar one to this already on the market:

    BioHarness BT

    http://www.zephyr-technology.com/bioharness-bt

    which you can purchase for about $800 (with Software Development Kit) and it looks smaller to me than the one in your article.

  8. Marketing Hack Silver badge
    Facepalm

    Good news/bad news from your doctor!!

    Dear Sir or Madam:

    It is with great joy that I tell you that the EKG your smart phone sent me conirms that you are at the peak of cardio-vascular health. However, exposure to cell phone radiation has left you with multiple tumors on your lungs. Please report to my office next week for a biopsy!

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