Must Read!!! 8 Big Things You Never Knew Your Smartphone Could Do
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June 26, 2017 ( Post 1 )
Our smartphones are our ultimate companions. I still wonder if dogs are still man’s best friend or smartphones are taking over.
From selfies to causing trouble on Facebook and sometimes being savages on twitter, keeping up with information. Our smartphone helps us to all that. Apart from all that, there are a couple of amazing things your smartphone could do that you never knew…
1. Function As A 3D scanner
E.g – 3DSCANN
2. Test for STDs A dongle or attachment which performs the functions of a lab-based blood test—specifically, an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)—to test for HIV antibodies and two types of syphilis antibodies can be plugged in to a smartphone. Researchers have recently tested it in Clinics in Rwanda that work to prevent mother-to-child-transmission and in voluntary counseling and testing centers. It costs just $34 unlike the $18,450 for the original ELISA equipment, this device could aid in early diagnosis and treatment of these illnesses in developing countries.
(not yet available for public use)
3. Give You Instant Eyeglass Prescriptions
The company founders want the app to be used by doctors with multiple offices or limited space and to serve patients who have problems with traditional machinery or have difficulties with mobility. It’ll really work out in many developing countries where millions lack eye care. According to the World Health Organization, 90 percent of the world’s visually impaired people live in low-income settings with no eye doctors available and that uncorrected refractive errors are the main cause of moderate and severe visual impairment globally.
E.g – EyeXam
4. Track Your Cholesterol Levels
(app not yet available for public use)
5. Check If You’re Mentally Stable
Researchers at Dartmouth University created an Android app that can analyze the smartphone owner’s state of mind. The app automatically measures your sleep duration, number and length of conversations per day, physical activity, locations and time spent there, stress level, eating habits and more—24/7 and without user interaction. It uses Computational method and machine learning algorithms on the phone then assesses the data and make high-level inferences about sleep, sociability, activity, and other behaviors. The app can be used to provide real-time feedback on safety in schools and stress levels and assess the quality of teaching. It can also be used to monitor mental health, trigger intervention, and improve productivity in the workplace as well.
E.g – Mental Health Test App,
6. Help You Stay Away From Alcohol
The Addiction-Comprehensive Health Enhancement Support System smartphone app has designed for people with alcohol problems and sounds an alert if you stray near a high-risk location, such as a bar they previously frequented. People who used the app reported drinking less. People using the app also were more likely to consistently abstain from alcohol.
e.g – Sobriety,
7. Show You Where Gunshots Originated
(app not yet released for public use yet)
8. Improve Your Hearing Aid
E.g – TextHear, Earshots
Note: The apps added to the posts are just examples not the exact app. The functionalities are almost the same but not exact. Most of the apps are still being tested. You can look them up on YouTube if you need more details and possibly a link.
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