EPI Life

03 Good health and well-being09 Industry, innovation and infrastructure
  • Year: 2011
  • Award: World Summit Award
  • Category: Health & Well Being
  • Producer: Adrian Lee
  • Organisation: Ephone International (S) Pte Ltd
  • Country: Singapore
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EPI Life is the world's first mobile phone with integrated ECG (electrocardiogram) and health monitoring functions. It allows users to record their ECG simply by touching the sides of the phone with their fingers, eliminating the need for complicated electrodes or messy gels. EPI Life also allows the user to input key health parameters such as Blood Glucose, Blood Pressure and Cholesterol, and to transmit these data to their online Personal Health Folder, which can be accessed by the user via internet. ECGs are sent to EPI’s 24-hour Health Concierge from the device via GPRS, where qualified doctors and cardiac technicians compare the ECG against the user’s baseline ECG, and respond via SMS based on the results of the comparison. EPI Life, coupled with the 24-hour Health Concierge and online Personal Health Folder, offers remote health monitoring, allowing the end-user to have timely feedback on their heart condition anytime, anywhere. The ability to detect heart rhythm abnormalities at the point of symptom/discomfort mean that ‘warning signs’ that may result in a fatal cardiac event will never be left unnoticed. Timely feedback on the ECGs sent also means that users are able to make informed decisions on their next course of action, be it visiting the hospital emergency department or the nearest 24-hour clinic. The highly scalable technology allows medical coverage to be extended into remote areas which have little or no access to medical services, making it perfect for rural health programs. EPI Life has won countless national and international awards.