Azoi develops health monitoring device that fits onto a smartphone

NEW YORK — Technology company Azoi has announced the development of Wello, a health-monitoring device that is embedded within a mobile phone case.

With a few sensors, Wello fits onto a smartphone and measures a number of key vitals, including blood pressure, electrocardiography, heart rate, blood oxygen, temperature, lung functions and more.

By holding it for a few moments, hidden sensors take measurements and pass on gathered information to the Wello app. Not only does it bring instantaneous results and data on your key vitals, over time it is possible to identify patterns that can help make more informed lifestyle choices, the company stated.

Wello also can connect with other health-and-fitness devices, such as pedometers, to help identify how different behaviors can affect bodily state, the company stated.

Wello is available for pre-order in the United Kingdom and across the EU. It will ship in summer 2014 at a price of £120 or €145. It also will be available for pre-order in Canada, China, Hong Kong, India, Singapore and the United States.

In the United States, it will retail for $199 and will ship in fall 2014, pending FDA approval.


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