Mobile app aids in 'heart attack diagnosis'

20/01/2012

Mobile App Aids In Heart Attack Diagnosis

People might want to recycle their mobile phones to get a new smartphone that would have the capability of downloading an app that could save their lives.

A Cardiologist in Washington has been working on CodeHeart, a mobile application to speed the diagnosis of heart attacks from minutes to seconds, for the last two years.

The doctor has struggled to get emergency crews to participate in a pilot project for it because mobile phone coverage can be patchy.

Chief medical officer for the West Wireless Health Institute Joe Smith told the Journal Star that hospitals are hesitant to adopt a new technology platform for fear of "information leakage".

Recently a woman walked into Georgetown's emergency room with chest pain and with the help of the app was able to find out that she had suffered a heart attack, according to Lowell Satler, the cardiologist who has been working on the programme with AT&T.

On Tuesday (January 17th) tawkon in Australia launched a mobile radiation detection app, which tracks a phone's level of radiation exposure.

Posted by Peter Robinson

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