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Phones that could save your life (or at least make you feel better)

BLOGGER: NAOMI WEISER   An interesting story that emerged from the tragedy of the Haitian earthquake at the beginning of the year is how one victim used a medical app on his iPhone to help him treat a leg injury while waiting to be rescued from the rubble of his hotel. It highlighted an ever-increasing trend of people using smartphone apps to try to improve or monitor their health – from exercising and dieting, to checking medical information or managing stress. Thanks to increasingly sensitive sensors on smartphones, developers are now potentially able to create apps to diagnose whatever ails […]  More >>