While the next iPhone might be able to quantify your health and fitness, your current one cannot. A new iPhone case called Wello, however, plans to change all that. Wello has built-in sensors that give you a glimpse into your overall health simply by holding your phone in a certain way. The case can measure your heart rate, blood pressure, temperature and blood oxygen levels. It can even display the ECG waves from your heart or test your lung function with a small attachment that you blow into. Thinner than most mainstream iPhone cases, Wello is able to pair with your Wi-Fi scale and regular fitness trackers to help you keep an overall picture of your health. Wello’s creator says additional add-ons, which could let you do things like test your glucose level, may come in the future. Pre-orders for the $199 device are available now, and will ship to more than 30 countries this fall for use on the iPhone 4S, 5 and 5S.
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Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.