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Google is working on a wearable device that can help doctors remotely monitor patients' health. The "investigational device" could take a person's electrocardiogram (EKG) and assess environmental stressors, including light and noise levels. The device would measure electrical pulses of the heart and skin temperature.

Google says studies will help the company figure out how the watch-like gadget could be used to study and treat diseases. Activity sensors in the wristband could detect changes in a person's mobility, which could help in studying Parkinson's, for example. Physicians could also advise heart attack patients to wear the wristband after being released from the hospital.

What a great age we live in for research and technology advancement.