Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear
Things that come to mind.
2. Drug companies. If they don't get a piece of the action some one will get bought off or have a accident. Remember we are talking about billion and billion of dollars on tests and more billions on drugs just in the USA. The companies and or governments are not go to sit still and let a cell phone take that income away from them. That is what will stop this technology or at least slow it down until the wealth is shared. I'm not a pessimist just a realist.
Yes that is what I meant when I said lets wait for the smart a***s to get wind of it - maybe it needs some form of government legislation to prevent this happening.
Mind you it has given me a great idea for an app for us in the game as it were to use.
As for the accuracy of it like my original post those ECG traces were fairly ordinary and had a lot of "interference" on them which could be down to patient movement of extraneous pick up of other mobile devices.
Personally I would never rely on that readout as shown in the video and I think they should be only used as a very rough and ready indicator. A case in point are those blood pressure machines one can buy from any pharmacy - I did a lot of thorough testing some time ago and found they were out by sometimes ridiculous readings and highly inaccurate compared to those we use in hospital facilities.
Having said that I do expect that as technology advances the devices will get better.