Top 5 Medical Devices for iPad or iPhone

By: on November 6, 2019

Apple’s iPad and the iPhone products became a huge hit for their ease of use, mobility, and the wide range of apps that they offer.

In healthcare, they integrate with medical devices through add-ons and plug-ins, making the devices much easier to access, monitor, and control on-the-go.

The processing power, large color screen, and touchscreen interface allow these iOS devices to provide the core computing platform necessary for many healthcare diagnostic devices. We expect the market for iOS-based medical devices to continue growing as new apps and extensions are being designed and developed.

These devices have already proven useful in the clinic and at home, and they’ll continue to be vital elements to patient-centered care as patients with iOS devices take a more active role in their own healthcare. For that reason, practices that offer Apple-friendly medical devices and services around these tools will gain a competitive edge over those that don’t.

1. QardioArm Smart Blood Pressure Monitor

QardioArm Smart Blood Pressure Monitor

QardioArm’s blood pressure monitor hooks up to Apple devices via Bluetooth (Source)

QardioArm’s smart blood pressure monitor uses an inflatable cuff to measure systolic and diastolic blood pressure. The cuff is programmed to take a three-reading average in order to improve accuracy, and users can set reminders for themselves to take routine measurements.

The cuff is wireless and connects to iPhones, iPads, or Apple Watches via Bluetooth to send results. The app displays blood pressure results in an easy-to-understand, color-coded WHO chart and allows patients to send those results directly to their medical providers using email. QardioArm’s smart blood pressure monitor can be purchased through the QardioArm website or Amazon for $99.

2. BACtrack Breathalyzer

BACtrack Breathalyzer for phone

The BACtrack breathalyzer pairs with an iPhone app (Source)

The BACtrack breathalyzer is a small portable tool used to measure blood alcohol content on the go. It comes in a variety of models, all available on BACtrack’s website and Amazon for prices ranging between $30 and $130.

Their bestseller, the BACtrack S80 Pro, is operated with a single button and includes a small LCD display screen to view results immediately. It’s also been tested and approved by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

They also offer a mobile smartphone analyzer that pairs with an iPhone app to display more detailed information about blood alcohol levels such as estimated time until BAC is low enough to drive.

3. Kinsa QuickCare Smart Thermometer

the Kinsa QuickCare Smart Thermometer turns your phone into a thermometer

The Kinsa QuickCare Smart Thermometer utilizes Bluetooth connectivity (Source)

The Kinsa QuickCare Smart Thermometer is an FDA-cleared thermometer with Bluetooth connectivity that communicates readings directly to your iPhone or iPad. Temperatures can then be displayed and tracked visually and shared with doctors via email.

These thermometers are approved for all ages, produce readings in eight seconds, and contain enough memory to retain up to 50 readings. It’s available through the Kinsa website and Amazon for $20, and these devices are also sold at most pharmacies.

4. iHealth Wireless Fingertip Pulse Oximeter

iHealth Wireless Fingertip Pulse Oximeter

iHealth Wireless Fingertip Pulse Oximeter pairs with other devices sold by iHealth and sends results to an iOS app (Source)

The iHealth Wireless Fingertip Pulse Oximeter is a small device used to measure blood oxygen level, pulse rate, and perfusion index. The devices send results to an iPhone or iPad app immediately via Bluetooth to display readings and track results over time.

The wireless fingertip pulse oximeter is also fully compatible with the rest of iHealth’s products and can be purchased directly through iHealth or Amazon for $70.

5. Withings Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor

Withings Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor

This wireless blood pressure monitor is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch (Source)

This heart monitor was created by the French tech company Withings to measure systolic and diastolic blood pressure and pulse rate using an inflatable cuff. It’s primarily used to help patients monitor hypertension.

French tech company Withings created a wireless blood pressure monitor that’s compatible with an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. The device is available through Withings website and Amazon for $99.95 and includes the standard battery operated inflatable cuff. The device’s app alerts users on irregular blood pressure readings and emails results to their doctor.


Methodology

To identify the list of iPhone and iPad compatible medical devices here, we started by Googling several related search terms, such as “medical devices for iPhone,” “iPhone devices for healthcare,” and “Apple-compatible healthcare devices.”

We identified five organic rankings that appeared consistently in each of those Google searches, then cross-referencing those lists with one another to identify the devices that appeared in the most rankings. The devices on our list all offer integrations with Apple products and are available to general consumers.

To learn more about our criteria, you can find the author on Twitter and LinkedIn. For more information about medical software, reach our to our team of advisors.

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