Motorola presents new mod to check vital signs


The catch here is that we'll have to wait a bit longer before being able to get ahold of this new Moto Mod.

At CES 2018, Lenovo took the wraps off two new Motorola Moto Mods, accessory modules that magnetically attach to Motorola Z phones like the Moto Z2 Force and Z2 Play. It's described as the first integrated vital signs monitoring platform that accurately measures five vital signs, including systolic and diastolic blood pressure from the finger.

The Mod comes with an infrared temperature sensor, a finger clip for measuring oxygen, and an inflatable finger cuff.

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It looks quite bulky, so it isn't something you carry around with you day to day. The new Moto Mods are Lenovo Vital Moto Mod and Livermorium Slider Keyboard Moto Mod.

The other Moto Mod that was announced today is a slight bit more expensive, but is for those of you who need to keep track of your health. In all of TechRadar's health and wearables coverage, we've seen plenty of heart rate monitors, but never anything as compact and convenient as this.

The Livermorium Slider Keyboard Moto Mod, adds on a physical five-row QWERTY keyboard to your Moto Z Smartphone.

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It would seem that there will be a new Moto Mod coming to the Moto Z series of phone.

Livermorium was the grand prize victor of the Transform the Smartphone Indiegogo challenge, where 50 indie devs launched crowdfunded campaigns for their own Moto Mod designs.

The Slider Keyboard Moto Mod, developed by a third-party company called Livermorium, was the victor of Motorola and Indiegogo's Transform the Smartphone Challenge, after which it was put through Motorola's Accelerator Program where the cellphone company worked on the device alongside Livermorium.

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