Well, not quite, but maybe the next best thing, especially if you have conditions of concern, like maybe your heart. I just received an invitation to consult with a company called Vital Connect to learn more about the HealthPatch during my visit to CES next month in Las Vegas. Read more about the biosensor following:
Vital Connect is introducing the next-generation of health and wellness monitoring technology with the HealthPatch. HealthPatch is a small, non-obtrusive device that looks much like your typical band-aid that would be used on a minor cut on a finger. The HealthPatch is the first biosensor of its kind capable of measuring, calculating and storing clinical grade readings of vital signs and other health indicators. HealthPatch can monitor heart rate, respiratory rate, body position, etc. and use that information to calculate secondary health indicators such as stress, likelihood for hospitalization and other valuable data.
The HealthPatch has already earned regulatory approval for use in Europe and Canada, and is under review by the FDA for the US. When the waterproof HealthPatch is worn out, the chip inside can be removed and placed in another patch for continuous monitoring.
I'm very interested in learning how this device will work and will report on it after the Consumer Electronics Show is over and I'm back in front of the computer. If it is something that the user can read it might be very helpful. If, however, it requires a visit to a medical facility to read, maybe not so much.
Be sure to subscribe to get the results of the appointment with the HealthPatch providers. It's free to subscribe, it will be interesting to discover how much the patch might cost.