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An iPhone accessory monitors your cardio-respiratory health and stress levels

By: , IntoMobile
Thursday, December 6th, 2012 at 12:06 AM

After Scanadu devices, we have another accessory made for the emerging mobile health market. Zensorium‘s device is called the Tinke and it’s designed to monitor cardio-respiratory health and stress levels. This kind of functionality is especially important for people who have breathing problems or other conditions that cause low oxygen levels in the blood.

The Tinke does its magic using optical sensing technologies to capture blood volume changes in the fingertip and turn that into a number that tells how much oxygen is in your blood. This information is then collected using an iPhone app so you can compare your results over days and weeks. Moreover, the data is placed into what the company calls a Vita Index, which is a personalized cardio-respiratory score created by combining data from your heart rate, blood oxygen level and respiratory rate. Plus, there’s the Zen Index, achieved using heart rate variability as a basis and personalized scores for stress levels from analyzing the rhythm of your heart rate.

Needless to say, the social element also comes included, allowing you to share your results with the world via Facebook… The Tinke app itself is free, while the accessory — available in gray, blue, pink or white — could be yours for $119.

[Via: SlashGear]

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Dusan has been using smartphones since their introduction and is now following the latest trends in the industry. The "convergence" is what he's most excited about, and writing about it is the next logical thing to do. He thinks that using a smartphone is what everyone who cares about their time should do. In addition to his interests in mobile phones, Dusan also loves to experiment with the latest web and mobile 2.0 services. The idea of accessing and managing your information from any device no matter where you are simply amazes him. Whether it's an online to-do list, note taking service or a video sharing social network, he's there to try it out. He admits though, he's still searching for the ultimate web-based organizational tool, which "sings" perfectly with the mobile PIM application. Dusan used to run Symbian Watch which later became part of IntoMobile. He lives in Serbia, South-East Europe, from where he edits the site on a daily basis.