A Personal EKG For Frequent At Home Checkups

The first time I heard of Kardia Mobile, I said, “Where have you been all my life?” I know so many people who would love to monitor their heart activity. Friends in the tech industry told me about this product a few years ago, but I didn’t pay too much attention to it because I didn’t think it would work.

Now this mobile EKG machine has been perfected and it’s worth thinking about. It actually works with your smartphone. The most important consideration is to talk to your doctor about the validity of Kardia Mobile. I asked a few doctors who said nothing replaces a professional medical checkup, but for those who constantly feel like something is wrong with their heart, this might be a good solution. It’s nice to know everything is working well.

Watch the above video for a great explanation on Kardia Mobile. It is sold on Amazon.

You’ve Gotta Have Heart

People ask me all the time to give them a good reason to buy an iPad. I am here to tell you that for medical reasons alone you should have one. I know of a dozen or more developers who are creating apps to specifically help us understand our body better.

Most of these developers select the iPad format first because if its popularity. I wish there was a way to release all of the app formats at the same time.

Check out the new heart app from Orca. Apple named Orca Health’s EyeDecide its best medical app of the year in 2011. Now there is one
called HealthDecide.

Users can view a pumping heart from all different angles, and modify it to fit their own demographic information.
Then they can see how the heart functions with various conditions, including rheumatic heart disease and mitral regurgitation. Or, they can see what various medical procedures look like, including percutaneous valve replacement and annuloplasty.

To learn more about this app click here.