Cellphone accessory warns of illness

2019-03-03 01:15:01

PEOPLE who have the respiratory disease cystic fibrosis might soon be able to predict when they are about to develop debilitating infections using a simple gadget that plugs into a cellphone. Working with the mobile network O2, start-up E-San of Oxford, UK, is performing a 50-patient trial with a cystic fibrosis monitoring system at the Bristol Royal Infirmary. The system uses a cellphone plug-in called a spirometer to measure the strength of a patient’s breathing when they blow sharply into it. The reading is sent via a wireless link to a doctor’s PC,