We sincerely thank you for your interest in Dr. Eric Topol and reaching out regarding the devices that were shown on NBC Rock Center (Jan 24 2013).

The first device shown was the cell phone ECG made by AliveCor. This device has been approved by the US FDA for use by licensed medical professionals to record, display, store, transfer and evaluate single-channel electrocardiogram (ECG) rhythms. More information on this device can be found on AliveCor’s website.

The second device was a handheld ultrasound for use by physicians called the Vscan by GE Healthcare. More information can be found on GE Healthcare’s website.

The third device demonstrated is made by Dexcom. It is not commercially available at this time. You can find more information about similar devices by visiting Dexcom’s website. You can also ask your personal physician for more information about the latest blood sugar tracking technology.

The fourth device, called the Visi Mobile, is made by Sotera Wireless. More information on their technology can be found on the Sotera Wireless website.

Best wishes and thank you again for your interest!


Rock Center | Aired on January 24, 2013
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