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Phone app turns mobile into stethoscope to monitor heartbeat

More than three million doctors have downloaded the iStethoscope application, which enables physicians to monitor their patients' heartbeats using their smartphones.

The patient can email their heart pattern to their doctor to enable them to receive professional assessment of their condition.

The application was invented by Professor Peter Bentley, a researcher from University College London.

  • 31 Aug 2010