A device and/or devices can be placed on an individual to continuously collect and/or transmit information regarding the health state of the individual. The monitor, for example, can transmit data to doctor(s), hospital(s), emergency personnel, as well as automatically initiate affirmative actions (e.g., call an ambulance). The invention can facilitate preventive medicine by monitoring the individual's day to day actions (e.g., eating habits, exercise, stress, sleep, allergy detection, heart rate, blood sugar). This monitored information can be employed to facilitate the individual in taking proactive steps to living a healthy life. The device can also be used to record a user reaction to an event and/or to broadcast information about oneself whether for health, business or social purposes. Additionally, the invention can be used as a driver monitor to facilitate safe handling of equipment (e.g., alcohol sensor).