By Andrew Liszewski
I’m no doctor, but I don’t think the best time to measure one’s blood pressure is while using a PC. But that’s exactly what a company called CalHealth wants you to do with their MDMouse which features a miniature flip-out finger cuff that auto-inflates to accurately measure a user’s blood pressure. The sphygmomanometer mouse, which was probably tossed around as a name option before they settled on MDMouse, comes with its own software too which not only records the blood pressure readings, but allows you to analyze the collected data over time. The readings can even be exported to a format that’s hospital system friendly if you’d prefer a bona fide doctor to look over your readings.
As for availability? Well the website boasts that “CalHealth anticipates having our first MDMouse product available for purchase during the third quarter of 2008” which means they kind of missed their target. But according to Medgadget the MDMouse should be hitting the market in the next few months.