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Tracking your health

The same sensors in your smart phone that gauge its orientation could soon be used to monitor your health.

"This point of impact actually corresponds to the right leg striking the floor."
Computer developers at Florida State University have developed an app for your smart phone that it records data on your movement 50 times every second.
   
It monitors your movements and can tell you if you're out of balance or moving a little slower than usual.
Developers say eventually it could help chart the progress of a patient with a progressive disease.

"We can capture that information by just looking at how your phone is moving in your pocket."
The new app stores the data it collects on your phone so you're in complete control so there are no privacy concerns.

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