Smartphone Physical takes center stage at TEDMED 2013

Next week, at TEDMED 2013 in Washington, D.C., attendees will be treated to a first-of-its kind demonstration of a smartphone-enabled physical exam that is being billed as the "checkup of the future." The Smartphone Physical is making its debut at the annual event and will be demonstrated by Johns Hopkins medical student and Medgadget editor Shiv Gaglani and a team of current and future physicians, who hope to provide a glimpse into the mobile healthcare technologies that may ameliorate some of the current issues with traditional physical exams. The checkup will capture both quantitative and qualitative data, ranging from simple readings of weight and blood pressure to more complex readings such as heart rhythm strips and optic discs. Announcement