Tuesday, January 10, 2012

MIT Researchers Use Smart Phones to Monitor Health

John Tozzi, Bloomberg Businessweek, Jan. 9, 2012

From the article: "Ginger.io (the name is a nod to the health benefits associated with ginger) relies on a branch of computer science known as "machine learning" to sort through the tens of thousands of data points coming out of a smart phone each month, identifying a user's typical pattern of behavior. When someone deviates from that pattern, Ginger.io can trigger a response that Singh likens to a car's "check engine" light, alerting friends or doctors that they may need to intervene. The Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is currently conducting the first test of Ginger.io's technology, a study of teens and young adults suffering from inflammatory bowel disease." Read more

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