Samsung always surprised it’s customers with innovative features on it’s devices, be it the phablet range named Note, the smartwatch named Galaxy Gear or the curved display on the S6 Edge. The company always manages to stay ahead of the crowd. This time, it decided to take the “smartness” of the smartphone to the next level, so that it can even measure body fat.
Smartphones are getting smarter day by day. Gone were the days when they were used only to check emails and surf the internet. They are seeing a steady progress in the fitness sector. Many new smartphones can count the number of steps you are walking or your heart rate. But Samsung wants to take it to the next level. The korean manufacturer was granted a patent that allows it to place the measurement sensors on the device itself or on the screen on a phone case. The sensors would then work together to measure fat levels once they come into contact with the human body and based on the picture given below, the sensors would work by measuring readings from both hands.
The statement of the patent that describes the feature goes like this :
acquiring the object’s impedance information on the basis of the intensify of the input current and the intensity of the measured voltage; and acquiring the object’s body fat information on the basis of the impedance information.
The feature is not only beneficial not only to customers but as well as medical practitioners. As of now, the reliability of fitness apps is still questionable, because the results are sometimes not accurate. If Samsung can overcome this challenge, then we will see the utility of smartphones in health sector as well.
Overall, a brilliant idea that needs to be executed properly. But, given it’s Samsung, it is maybe only a matter of time before this thing comes in the market.