The Wellness Mobile Phone

The Wellness mobile phone from the Japanese mobile solutions provider, NTT DoCoMo and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation was launched at the Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies (CEATEC), which was held in Japan on the first week of October this year (2007). According to the company spokesman, the Wellness mobile phone is a device that is suited to busy yet health-conscious individuals as health and fitness checks can be provided on the go using a very convenient device. Traditional Fitness Features The Wellness mobile phone is equipped with a pedometer that uses a built-in motion sensor. This motion sensor can detect the number of steps, the distance traveled and the type of activity (running, walking or climbing) being done by the phone user. Using all collected by the motion sensor, the inbuilt programming can calculate the amount of calories that has been burned. The phone can then generate a daily activity summary. The phone also has a body mass calculator function. This function also does not require any input from the user. For the calculation to ensue, the phone user is only required to hold the phone at arm’s length. The phone also comes equipped with a sensor to measure the user’s…

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