There’s a healthcare piece to new iPhone

There’s a healthcare piece to new iPhone 150 150 Biomedical & Health Informatics (BHI)

Lost in all the ho-hum reviews of the new iPhone 5S this week is an addition that could boost its value as an mHealth device.

The new version of the iPhone includes a M7 “motion coprocessor,” a second processor that gathers data from the phone’s sensors. Drawing data from the compass, GPS, gyroscope and accelerometer, the phone works with a new 64-bit A7 CPU to track a user’s movements and activity, determining when a user is walking, running, stationary or driving, even when the phone’s not in use.

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