Report: iPhone 5 could push medical devices to Bluetooth tech

Apple's new iPhone 5 could finally be the trigger that accelerates the move of medical devices, including glucometers and heart rate monitors, to Bluetooth technology, eWeek reports. But what about security risks involved with wireless tech? That likely won't make a difference, according to the story. While a small number of medical devices will have wireless technology by 2016, more than 35% of those devices will use Bluetooth Smart technology, according to IMS data cited by the article. Regulators, meanwhile, continue to evaluate hacking concerns regarding medical devices that use wireless technology. Story