The FDA has approved AliveCor’s iPhone Heart Monitor and will go on sale in the United States next month.
The AliveCor uses an iPhone 4 or 4s smartphone to record, display, store, transfer and evaluate singe channel electrocardiogram (ECG) rhythems. The Class II device consists of a self-powered case that attaches to the back of an iphone. The case communicates wirelessly with an associated heart monitor application on the phone.
A new product will be rolled out in the market at the latter part of this year—the B1 Basis Band which is pegged at around $199. This is a device which tracks the heart and health and is comprised of various sensors which can measure a person’s heart rate non-stop. The device also features other important indicators such as sleep patterns, calorie intake and other metrics of health.