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New Japanese Smart Phone Case Measures Nuclear Radiation, Body Fat and Bad Breath

Authored by: Steven Blum — Sep 23, 2011

A new cell phone case developed by Japanese engineers at DoCoMo promises to be able to help users measure radiation levels, body fat and bad breath. The device will premiere at the Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technology conference next month.

According to the BBC, after the Fukushima disaster, sales of radiation detectors in Japan have shot through the roof. But this is the first radiation monitoring device engineered to work with a cell phone.

Apparantly, the case will come in different jackets which can also measure bodyfat, ultraviolet light and bad breath. But the radiation jacket is likely to be the most popular.

According to DoCoMo spokesperson Daisuke Sakuma, the company has been brainstorming ways of providing services to address radiation concerns ever since the Fukushima disaster. "Many customers have been nervous about radiation since the Great East Japan Earthquake."

Well, it's a cool idea even if the reason for its necessity is a bit depressing. What do you think?

Source: BBC News

Steven Blum has written more than 2,000 blog posts as a founding member of AndroidPIT's English editorial team. A graduate of the University of Washington, Steven Blum also studied Journalism at George Washington University in Washington D.C. for two years. Since then, his writing has appeared in The Stranger, The Seattle P-I, Blackbook Magazine and Venture Villlage. He loves the HTC One and hopes the company behind it still exists in a few years.

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  • Gee B. Sep 23, 2011 Link to comment

    That japaniese will develop an productfor everything. I normally just remember to brush my teeth but maybe Im alone there.