Researchers have developed a new smartphone-based app that can track if you smoke a lot and can help you quit.
The app Gero Healthspan developed by scientists from Gero and Roswell Park Cancer Institute in New York offers a way to track the rejuvenating effect of smoking cessation in real time through the analysis of wearable data.
The bioage acceleration caused by smoking can be detected through the analysis of physical activity signals collected from wearable devices.
From this, a new Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithm trained to find certain patterns in intraday changes of activity level to estimate the biological age of a person has been developed.
The study published in the journal Aging, demonstrated that the smoking-induced aging acceleration reverts back to normal after smoking cessation and the process can be tracked by the wearable device.
“You can use the app to explore how lifestyle changes such as diets, activities and supplements affect your predicted healthy life expectancy. We hope that our app will help people to stop deliberately shortening their lives and help to develop healthy lifestyles,” said Peter Fedichev, Founder and Chief Science Officer of Gero. (IANS)
Armed with a quad camera-system smartphone in every price segment along with an investment worth Rs 300 crore for its surface-mount technology (SMT) lines, Chinese handset maker Realme aims to become the top online smartphone player in India during the festive quarter, the company’s India CEO said on Friday.
“We have just invested Rs 300 crore towards eight new SMT lines this quarter for Diwali season to make sure that this festive season people keep getting unprecedented supply of stocks,” Madhav Sheth, Chief Executive Officer, Realme India, told IANS.
Surface-mount technology or SMT is a method for producing electronic circuits wherein the components are mounted or placed directly onto the surface of printed circuit boards (PCBs).
According to the firm, it is also investing in offers worth Rs 300 crore for its prospective buyers in the upcoming festive seaon.
“We are also the only brand offering quad-cam phones under Rs 20,000 in India,” noted Sheth.
Realme currently shares a facility with its parent company OPPO in Greater Noida and will continue to share the same facility for manufacturing its upcoming portfolio of handsets.
“With the new SMT lines, our current manufacturing capacity which is 1-1.2 million devices a month will more than triple to 3-3.5 million,” Sheth told IANS.
Almost two-third of the online sales during this festive season is likely to be driven by Realme and Xiaomi, according to Tarun Pathak, Associate Director, Counterpoint Research.
“They have a good momentum which is likely to continue. Last year’s festive season was a record quarter for India. This year too, we’re anticipating that the online channel would do well in the festive season. Brands that are doing well online like Realme would drive the online festive sales,” Pathak told IANS.
The Shenzhen headquartered handset maker became the second-largest player in the online segment, driven by a strong online push and good performance of its affordable series — Realme C2, Realme 3, and Realme 3 Pro, according to Counterpoint Research’s Q2 report.
“They are covering the price tiers fast… The online segment is growing so I think they are at the right place at the right time,” noted Pathak.
The handset maker currently has a retail presence in cities including Mumbai, Hyderabad, Surat, Ludhiana and Chandigarh, and is also expanding footprint to meet the growing demands of customers.
The company launched its first smartphone with 64MP camera — the Realme XT — in India last week.