22 Sep '11, 7am

Japanese mobile phone operator unveils smartphone gauge that can measure bad breath, body fat and even radiation levels

Japanese mobile phone operator unveils smartphone gauge that can measure bad breath, body fat and even radiation levels

Japan's top mobile phone operator NTT DoCoMo is to unveil a smartphone with changeable 'jackets' that measure bad breath, body fat and even radiation levels. -- PHOTO: REUTERS TOKYO (AFP) - Japan's top mobile phone operator NTT DoCoMo is to unveil a smartphone with changeable 'jackets' that measure bad breath, body fat and even radiation levels. DoCoMo says it has developed technology that allows users to measure their own bodies or surroundings by slipping their smartphones inside sensor-embedded shells. The company will showcase the technology at the Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies, a fair featuring the latest in high-end gadgetry, starting in early October near Tokyo. 'Many customers have been nervous about radiation since the Great East Japan Earthquake,' DoCoMo spokesman Daisuke Sakuma told AFP, referring to the 9.0-magnitude quake and tsunami of March 11...

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