Future Google Android phones might be able to screen your blood

Aug 27, 2017

Samsung has long been at the forefront of bringing health-related features to its flagship devices – not only do its high-end smartphones offer a built-in heartrate sensor, but they also tell you things like oxygen saturation levels through the company’s proprietary heath app. However, these features, as well as all other mobile health services available right now, remain more of a gimmick than anything else. Well, with Google’s recent acquisition, this might soon change.

GeekWire exclusively reports that Google has agreed to buy a Seattle health start-up called Senosis Health, founded by Shwetak Patel, a University of Washington computer scientist. This isn’t the first time that Patel has scored big in terms of acquisitions: back in 2015, he sold his WallyHome sensor technology to Sears for an undisclosed amount of sum.

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