IBM Research develops fingerprint sensor to monitor health and disease progression - (United News of India via NewsPoints Desk)

  • IBM announced that it has developed a small sensor that sits on the user's finger nail to help monitor the effectiveness of drugs used to treat Parkinson's disease, United News of India reported.
  • The sensor measures how the nail warps as the user changes their grip, while software analyses the data.

  • The current version of the system can detect what a wearer is doing, such as opening a door, according to the news soruce.

  • The researchers reportedly plan to extend the prototype to recognise other diseases.

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