A new cellphone could prove to be a boon for millions of heart patients as it also monitors their conditions.
The H’andy Sana, a touch-screen phone, includes an application called Heart Suite, which enables users to measure, record and send electrocardiograms (ECGs).
The phone will be suitable for daily monitoring of heart problems, minus the need of expensive medical equipment, reports the Daily Mail.
Users can have their ECG recorded instantly by pressing two fingers on the side of the phone for half a minute.
They can then despatch the results to a specialist for advice along with other data including blood pressure, blood glucose and cholesterol.
Manufacturers also argue it could offer a broader picture of the patient’s condition compared to the result of only getting an ECG when visiting a hospital or a clinic.
The new device will be launched in Britain later this year by Medical Marketing UK Limited, which has signed a deal with MMB GmbH for exclusive marketing rights for the H’andy Sana.
It is expected to cost around 490 pounds and is likely to be sold with a large carrier subsidy.
MMUK is headed by former Vodafone director Jonathan Viney. A number of telecom companies have already expressed an interest in selling the new handset.