App turns smart phones into EKG devices

After the recent news about the potential cancer-causing effects of cell phones, there's a bit of good health news on the mobile tech front. A device promoted as the smallest hospital-grade electrocardiogram machine can turn smart phones into EKG machines, RegHardware reports.

Smartheart, which is about the size of an iPhone 4, can be connected wirelessly to iPhones, BlackBerrys and Android devices to perform an EKG in 30 seconds. Users will have the option of sending the results of the test to their doctors.

The Smartheart device will be available this fall and will feature a free app. The device's developer, SHL Telemedicine, hasn't yet announced the price.

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