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5 Jaw-Dropping Medical Uses for the iPhone (AAPL, SNY)

Posted on by Brandon Klein

Over the past few years, tech and health-care companies have demonstrated that Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL ) iPhone has plenty of potential as a portable medical device.

 

Beyond being a phone, the iPhone is a powerful ultraportable computer with a touchscreen, onboard cameras, a microphone, and motion sensors. Those features make it a viable replacement for the brains of many modern medical devices -- allowing for the creation of much cheaper and smaller systems.