While many predicted that this year was going to be THE year for wearable technology, I think in actual fact, it’s shaping up to be the year of personal health tracking. Rumors over the past couple of months have placed Apple at the fore-front with its supposedly upcoming iWatch. It’s supposed to be released with all kinds of sensors, capable of reading blood pressure, heart rate and much more. But now there’s an accessory that can do all that.
Wello is an iPhone case equipped with sensors capable of reading your blood pressure, heart rate, blood oxygen levels, temperature and can read how much air you breathe in and out. (For lung function, you need a separate accessory). It reads all this using four sensors, placed in different parts of the case. If you hold it the right way, it’ll get a reading of your vitals and can even act as an ECG.
All this information is sent to an app, where you can set up individual users and keep tracking of your entire family’s health. It’ll save you from having to order a case for each of the members of your household.
The Wello case is available to pre-order now in the UK and Europe, and will set you back £120 GBO or €145 EUR, and will ship in the summer. As for the rest of the world, it’s due to launch in 35 countries world-wide with a cost of $199 later this year. U.S. Launch is slated for fall 2014, once it’s been approved by the FDA.
For more information, or to pre-order, head on over to Azoi.com.