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Samsung’s Galaxy S5 won’t be considered a medical device in South Korea

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Mar
2014

Samsungs shiny new Galaxy S5 packs quite a stats punch with built-in sensors and the help of S Health, but the monitoring of vital signs could lead to regulatory issues. Officials with South Koreas Ministry of Food and Drug Safety had been reviewing the handset, and today it ruled that Samsung would not be forced to get formal approval as a medical device. The GS5s heart-rate sensor subjects it to stricter regulations under current laws due to the fact that it monitors organ function.

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