Samsung patents new technology to measure your body fat with a mobile device

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Samsung just got granted yet another patent. The initial filing was made in March, 2014 and credits four inventors living in Korea. It seems like the company is trying hard to come with new innovations for its upcoming technologies. This one is all about improving your health.

Apparently the company wants you to know more about yourself. I’m talking about your body fat. That’s right, Samsung developed a new sensor that measures your body fat using different sensors inside the screen cover of a mobile phone case. In order to take a reading users must grip the sensors with their hands.  If Samsung could pull this off it would make another fitness data point that can be captured by mobile devices. If this is proven to be accurate, it could eventually save you a trip to the doctor which could ultimately save you a good chunk of money.

The technology is still in early stages so don’t get your hopes up.  We may not see this come to the market for quite some time, if it even passes testing. Gimmick or not, this could actually prove to be useful in the future.

Source: SamMobile