LG KP8400 cellphone with blood tester for diabetics

Joshua Fruhlinger
J. Fruhlinger|10.08.04

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Joshua Fruhlinger
October 8th, 2004
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LG KP8400 cellphone with blood tester for diabetics image

lg kp8400In an unusual, but sensible, marriage of technologies, LG has released the KP8400 cellphone that doubles as a blood test for diabetics.  The phone includes a tester into which users can place a blood test drop on a strip, place the strip in a special reader on the phone (located near the phone's battery pack), and get insulin and blood readings on the phone display.  Readings can then be uploaded to an online database for retrieval later on.  Because of the added technology the rest of the phone isn't anything to write home about, but it's more than sufficient: 262k color TFT display, CIF camera, and 64 voice polyphonic sound.

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