Innovation | Medical Animation & Devices

by On Point
Dec 11, 2013

Did you know that your smartphone may double as a medical device?  As medical animation professionals we constantly keep our eye on the ever-changing and evolving industry around us, and this seriously wowed us.

Developed by HealthSTATS International and the University College London, the AFDetect app is a heart rate monitor and atrial fibrillation detector that uses the built-in camera on your phone to track your body’s signs.  So if you ever experience an erratic heartbeat, a doctor’s appointment is still probably a prudent move, but the technology now exists for you to perform a basic self-examination on the spot.  The app is currently available for Android phones, with an iOS version expected in January 2014!