The smartphone will see you now
"Apps" and devices are turning cell phones into tools for health.
The powerful computer you may carry in your pocket or purse — more commonly known as a cell phone or smartphone — can do so much more than make calls, send text messages, and play games. A host of applications ("apps") and devices that plug into or connect with smartphones and tablets can help you monitor your health, manage a medical condition, and communicate with your doctor.
Hundreds of heart-related applications are available for the iPhone, Android, Blackberry, and other smartphones. Many are little more than glorified diaries or pamphlets. A growing number, though, are tapping into the sophisticated technology packed into these phones.