LifeWatch AG (Neuhausen am Rheinfall, Switzerland) has presented the LifeWatch V, a feature-packed healthcare smartphone for patients and health conscious consumers. At its core, the LifeWatch V is a pretty standard Android-based phone. However, what sets it apart is the presence of a plethora of medical sensors powering seven health tests, combined with wellness-related applications and cloud-based services. The health tests are operated by placing a finger on one of the sensors, allowing users to measure, track and analyze their medical measurements, take corrective action, plan meals, activities and more.
The LifeWatch V not only tests ECG, body temperature, blood glucose, heart rate, oxygen saturation, body fat percentage and stress levels (heart rate variability). It contains health tests and apps, test result delivery, historical data analysis and even physician connectivity.
You'll still want to keep up regular doctor visits if you are
dealing with a medical condition since devices like these are usually
far less accurate when compared to dedicated hospital equipment. But
with full data connectivity it means you can keep your medical
practitioner abreast of your condition between checkups. And more
importantly, it minimizes the number of medical-related smartphone
accessories you have to tote around.