Smartphones have change the way phones are used. You can perform e-mail messaging, web browsing, even reading and editing of Word and Excel files on the go with smartphones. While many other phones have similar functions, smartphones can offer users a bigger screen and a full keyboard, making data functions easier to use. These can also carry out synchronization of information with desktop or laptop computers. Smartphones are constantly evolving with increased functionality and NIT DOCOMO is looking to measure radiation, detect bad breath or determine your body fat via smartphone.
Radiation is a process in which energetic particles or energy or waves travel through a medium or space. There are two distinct types of radiation; ionizing radiation (i.e., having sufficient energy to ionize an atom), and non-ionizing radiation (e.g., radio waves, heat or visible light). The energy radiates (i.e., travels outward in straight lines in all directions) from its source. Both ionizing and non-ionizing radiation can be harmful to organisms and can result in changes to the natural environment.
Ionizing radiation comes from radioactive materials, X-ray tubes, particle accelerators, and is present in the environment. It is invisible and not directly detectable by human senses
The non-ionizing portion of electromagnetic radiation consists of electromagnetic waves including radio waves, microwaves, infrared light.
The Innovative Smartphone
NTT DOCOMO , Japan’s leading mobile phone company is planning to unveil a smartphone equipped with different sensors and softwares to facilitate the user to measure radiation levels in their surroundings, or tells them if they have bad breath, or how much body fat they have.
It will be exhibited at Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies (CEATEC) JAPAN 2011, Japan’s largest mobile industry trade show, which will be near Tokyo from 4 to 8 October.
The company told that customers have been worried due to radiation since the Great East Japan Earthquake and they had been thinking of ways to address these customer needs as a telecom carrier.
The nuclear accident occurred at the Fukushima power plant, which is still leaking radiation and demand for radiation detectors has soared in Japan.
The company has also planned to provide a jacket that can tell if the owner smells of alcohol or is being exposed to UV light that might harm the skin.
Another version gives a reading of acetone in the breath. When the user blows into a device connected to the smartphone, it will tell them, how hungry they are or when they are burning fat.