Now, ECG on mobile phones

Written by Agencies | Mumbai | Updated: Jun 3 2010, 23:18pm hrs
With an aim to increase its market share in India, BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) today entered into a pact with medical equipment-maker Maestros Mediline Systems (Maestros) to launch health care solutions in India by introducing mobile electrocardiogram eUNO R 10 application in its handsets.

The tie-up would enable doctors to remotely and accurately monitor the heart performance of their patients at any time using BlackBerry smartphones powered by teleservices provider Vodafone.

"Mobile technologies are playing an important role in the healthcare industry and we hope this tie-up with Maestro would be the next game-changer in the healthcare sector over

the next few years," RIM's Managing Director (India), Frenny Bawa, told reporters at the launch of the mobile ECG.

The tie-up is likely to boost the sales of Blackberry over the next few months.

Currently, the technology has been adopted by city-based Nanavati Hospital, where its cardiologists will have access to the patient's ECG reports on their BlackBerry handsets thus helping them respond quickly with a diagnosis and prescribe appropriate medication.

Gradually the service will be rolled out in various other hospitals across the country.