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The last frontier of Apple | Now the device will also tell us if we need to go to the doctor

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The latest feature Apple is working on is very useful, especially in the age we live in. Here’s how it works

Our smartphone becomes, more and more, a fundamental tool, indeed, indispensable. Not just for work, not just for leisure. But, now, also for health reasons. In that sense, Apple always seems to be one step ahead. Here is the latest gimmick.

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The smartphone camera for diagnosing relevant health problems. After Google’s use of its artificial intelligence that can “read” parts of the body to anticipate the onset of melanomasresearchers from the University of San Diego, California, have developed an app capable of detecting the first signs of Alzheimer’s. A methodology that exploits the technology already present on some phones, such as infrared sensors at the front camera, designed to enable the unlocking of the phone through face recognition.

Precisely the presence of infrared has allowed researchers to use a Pixel 4 smartphone to analyze the pupils of patients looking for warning signs of Alzheimer’s. Also in this case, as with the scanning of the skin for the diagnosis of localized diseases, the most difficult part is the artificial intelligence.

More and more developed, it is able to distinguish the iris from the pupil even in the darkest eyes, monitoring the vibrations of the light spectrum during the execution of specific tests. As the researchers note, people with cognitive impairment will have greater pupil dilation upon completion of cognitive tests, a wake-up call for Alzheimer’s.

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But it is not the only parameter that can be monitored via the mobile phone. In 2021, the Google Fit healthcare platform had already implemented the possibility for Pixel smartphones to monitor heart rate using only the camera sensors, without the need for additional accessories, such as connected watches and bracelets.. The Pixel is not the only cell phone with an infrared “ir” sensor placed on the camera for selfies.

The agency Rune Labs has developed an app that uses the Apple Watch’s motion sensors to detect the most common symptoms of Parkinson’s, including tremors, involuntary hand movements and lack of balance.all data already enabled by the watch for fitness activities and to prevent users from falling or to support them after a minor accident.

Apple Watch Series 8 (web source) 6.7.2022 directnews
Apple Watch Series 8 (web source)

The last function Apple is working on, however, is very useful, especially in the age we live in. The Covid-19 pandemic, in fact, has generated a much more frequent need to know our body temperature. One of the symptoms of Covid, in fact, is the fever. And, then, the measuring devices have multiplied.

So here is that Apple Watch Series 8 could soon be used as a thermometer. According to the leaked rumors, the device should notify you of the increase in body temperature. Obviously, this function would not only be useful for fever, but also for other physical processes that trigger an increase in temperature, such as, for example, periods of greater fertility for women.

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