Medical devices that can be attached to iOS devices have been promised for a long time, but suddenly during the last few weeks some have actually started to appear. The latest addition is this BP3 dock, which acts like a blood pressure monitoring system for iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad. The system consists of a battery-powered docking station and a blood pressure arm cuff, which measures blood pressure just like common automated blood pressure measurement devices do which have been available for a long time. What this adds is a pretty graphical interface along with tracking and reports of blood pressure variability over time. Results can also easily be shared with a doctor and the app provides some basic explanations of the used terms and interpretation of results. The device can be ordered from the company’s website for $99.95 with the app downloadable for free.
(hat tip: Engadget)