New technology puts health care in palm of your hand

TVCE - A new smartphone-enabled technology and wearable sensors that examine, diagnose and even treat many conditions and ailments has been launched in the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas saw the debut of new applications for "virtual checkups" and ways to treat pain, manage stress and monitor conditions such as diabetes. French-based health group VisioMed introduced its Bewell Connect health management suite, which includes a smartphone app that communicates with its connected blood pressure and glucose monitor, thermometer and blood oxygen sensor. "If I have all these indicators I can get a pretty good assessment of your health," said Benjamin Pennequin, research director for the group. "This is like a personal virtual checkup." But the app goes further: If you have symptoms such as chest pain or shortness of breath, it poses a series of questions and delivers potential diagnoses, and allows the user to share the...