IBM wants doctors to use this tiny fingernail sensor to track diseases #WearableWednesday
What is especially surprising about this tiny wearable sensor is how much information can be gathered from your fingernail! Via Fast Company:
IBM has created a tiny sensor that attaches to your fingernail and monitors things like pressure, motion, and grip strength as you go about your day. The hope is that the steady stream of information will help doctors monitor the progression of diseases by keeping close tabs on how fingernails bend and move, which is apparently a key indicator of grip strength. Grip strength itself is an important diagnostic tool, as it can indicate whether medication is working, give a hint into cardiovascular health, and even the degree of cognitive function in schizophrenics.
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