Among the surge taking place in the wearable computing gadgets off late, a US-based company Azoi has recently launched a health monitoring device encased in a phone case which comes by the name of Wello. It seems this device is actually made for the Indian market.
Although it is far from the devices like Samsung's latest Gear Fit or the LG's Lifeband Touch wearable devices, it does share a common feature as it also functions with unision to the handset. The Wello will be priced at Rs 12,350, and is currently available for pre-ordering online on Azoi's official website. The company is said to start shipping the device in summer 2014. Also as an offer, every purchaser will get a unique URL to share, and when a Wello is ordered using that URL the user will get a $10 credit.
Wello, which looks like an iPhone case, helps users to measure and record their vitals by conveniently sliding onto a smartphone. It comes with a number of sensors that can monitor heart rate, temperature, blood pressure, electrocardiography (ECG), blood oxygenation, lung functions and more.
When it comes to using the device, the users will simply have to hold it for a few moments while hidden sensors procure the related information which will be then connected to the Wello companion app. It shows instant results and key data about your health.
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The functions of the device doesn't end here as it is also capable of being connected with other health and fitness devices like pedometers and sleep trackers.
"We believe that through improved self-awareness of key vitals, technology could very easily reduce the incidence and impact of a wide range of illnesses and diseases. Not only could this help ensure healthier, happier lives, but it could also ease the growing burden on healthcare services," says Hamish Patel, founder and CEO of Wello.