Wello Health-Monitoring Case, Like A Tricorder For Your iPhone

Wello Health-Monitoring Case, Like A Tricorder For Your iPhone

Wello is an iPhone case that costs $200, and monitors your vital signs like a pocket Dr. McCoy. Why would you buy such a thing? Science, bitches! Also, Stanley Kubrick stars in the promo video.

Wello Health-Monitoring Case, Like A Tricorder For Your iPhone

No, that’s not really Kubrick, but Kubrick beard-a-like Adam Lisagor aka Lonely Sandwich, and his promo video is as good as ever. Back to the case. The Wello really is like McCoy’s Tricorder. Monitoring around 20 of your vital signs, it records them into a companion app (the case connects via Bluetooth so you can still use it when the shape of the iPhone changes). And all this is done just by holding it in your hands.

Here are a few of the things it measures:

  • Heart rate

  • Blood oxygen levels

  • Blood pressure

  • Temperature

  • Electrocardiography (ECG)

  • Respiration

  • Lung capacity and air flow

This last is done by huffing into a special tube attachment that plugs into the case. And if you already use health and fitness tracking apps, the Wello app will pull in their data, too.

This is really the future, like something out of a Philip Dick story. Why shouldn’t we keep a close eye on our own health? IT won’t replace a doctor – yet – but it could catch trouble early and generally help keep you calm and informed about what’s going on inside that meat sack you call a body.

I’m in. When it launches anyway – currently the Wello case is up for pre-order only. Welcome to the future, where Stanley Kubrick can be brought back to life to tell you about taking care of your own life.

  • WinLover

    Haha, but you need to run, make sports and fitness yourself. Your iPhone can’t! Some of the thinks, the iPhone can not: SPORT

    • Jarvis Meier

      What the hell are you babbling about? This is a great idea for tracking vitals; especially if your a person with some sort of medical condition that could benefit from tracking your vitals throughout the day.

  • D R

    I’d consider it IF the app never sent any data off the device to Wello’s servers. But they will code the app to automatically send everything to the servers, so they can sell your medical information for a few extra bucks.

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