Smartphones Samsung will be able to measure the level of body fat


While the Internet giant Google teaches smartphones to determine the caloric content of food on the photo , Samsung is developing a technology that allows users to know the level of fat in their bodies by simply picking up a smartphone.

Samsung patented a technology that allows you to determine the level of fat in the body with the help of four sensors built into the smartphone. It is based on the system of impedance analysis (tissue resistance), which is used in specialized medical devices for bioimpedance and in household electronic scales with the function of determining the percentage of fat in the body. True, this technology has one serious drawback. The fact is that the accuracy of the indices can be affected by swelling and when the measurement is repeated the loss of the fluid can be mistaken for fat loss.

Samsung patent

When the market will be the first smartphones Samsung, able to measure the level of body fat, is not specified. But we can not exclude that the new technology will be realized in the future not only in smartphones, but also in portable devices, for example, smart watches or fitness trackers.

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