CDRInfo Forum CDRInfo Forum

Forums  Register  Login  My Profile  Inbox  Address Book  My Subscription  My Forums 

Photo Gallery  Member List  Search  Calendars  FAQ  Ticket List  Log Out

Korean Diabetics Get Their Own Phone !!   Logged in as: Guest
Viewers: 649 You can click here to see Today's Posts | Most Active Topics | Posts Since Last Visit
  Printable Version
All Forums >> [News Around The Web] >> Consumer Electronics News >> Korean Diabetics Get Their Own Phone !! Page: [1]
Login
Message << Older Topic   Newer Topic >>
Korean Diabetics Get Their Own Phone !! - 10/14/2004 6:04:19 PM   
SiliconFreak


Posts: 12103
Joined: 7/4/2003
From: Melbourne, Victoria, AUS
Status: offline
LG Electronics is selling a new convergent phone in Korea. The LG KP8400 is an average mobile phone with an integrated blood sugar tester.

While many companies are trying to integrate multimedia features into their mobile phones, LG Electronics has targeted another type of mobile electronics for integration; blood sugar meters for diabetics.

The LG KP8400 features an integrated blood sugar tester. Just as diabetics would normally take a drop of blood on test paper and insert it into a dedicated reader, users of the KP8400 can insert a drop of blood on test paper and insert it into the side of the phone, which will then display a blood sugar reading. It can also take advantage of the phone's connectivity to upload the reading to an online database for later access and tracking rather than requiring the user to record it manually.

In order to accommodate the testing equipment the phone is a bit thicker than a normal clamshell phone, 80 x 40 x 21 mm, but still weighs only 85 grams. Other than the diabetic equipment, the KP8400 is a fairly typical phone. It includes a 252-thousand color TFT display internally and a 65-thousand color STN display on the top cover for photo caller ID. It does include an integrated camera but it is only 0.1 megapixel, rather small for modern phones, and polyphonic ring tones. It runs on CDMA networks, which dominate South Korea.

The KP8400 is available now in South Korea only for the equivalent of about $380 USD.


Source : InfoSyncWorld




Attachment (1)
Post #: 1
Page:   [1]
All Forums >> [News Around The Web] >> Consumer Electronics News >> Korean Diabetics Get Their Own Phone !! Page: [1]
Jump to:





New Messages No New Messages
Hot Topic w/ New Messages Hot Topic w/o New Messages
Locked w/ New Messages Locked w/o New Messages
 Post New Thread
 Reply to Message
 Post New Poll
 Submit Vote
 Delete My Own Post
 Delete My Own Thread
 Rate Posts




Forum Software © ASPPlayground.NET Advanced Edition 2.4.5 ANSI

0.078