An EKG iPhone? Health care + mobile technology could bring down costs considerably

FROM THE SHOW—Your iPhone might be chock full of amusing and time-savings apps, but did you know it can also serve as a digital doctor?

As Daniel Kraft, executive director of FutureMed, demonstrates with his EKG-modified iPhone, you can measure your heart beat pattern, instantly upload it to your doctor and potentially save yourself a trip to the hospital.

In this clip from Kraft’s interview on the show, he explains how the demands on the health care system could lessen considerably as the industry continues to partner with smartphone technologies, which will save both time and money.

Be sure to catch the show, with Stephen Chbosky, Daniel Kraft and Naomi Wolf, this Friday at 11 p.m. PT / 2 a.m. ET.

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