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Oklahoma City inventor turns smart phone into heart monitor

Device could be used in remote areas, costs less than hospital machines

BY SUSAN SIMPSON Published: January 4, 2011
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Oklahoma physician and entrepreneur Dr. David Albert has invented a device that turns an iPhone into a heart monitor.

The AliveCor iPhonECG is a slim case that fits over a smart phone. Low-power electrodes on the case are pressed against the fingers or chest of a person to display electrical activity of the heart.

It can be used to...

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