The device that provides early warning of chronic diseases

A lot of the applications of big data and machine learning in healthcare have revolved around the provision of an early, or earlier, diagnosis of various conditions.  The general gist is that the machines have been better at detecting warning signs at a nascent stage than human clinicians.

The latest effort of this type comes from the British startup Vie, who have developed a box like device that they hope will be able to provide early warning about a number of chronic diseases.

Users simply have to place their hand inside the device, and it reports back a range of readings, including blood pressure, glucose levels, blood oxygen and cholesterol.  It uses an array of sensors, including PPG, ECG and optical pressure sensors to ensure an accurate reading, with the data then fed to an app via Wi-fi.

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