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Another area where smartphones are going to be playing a bigger role in future is in helping people monitor their health, according to Jacobs.
"Given that you have the phone on you all the time you will be able to have sensors that you wear on your body or the phone will be able to detect things about you," he noted. "You know how today when you have your phone and you feel like you're connected with your friends and family... I think the same thing's going to be true in the future about your health provider."
The chipmaker demoed a wireless health monitoring app which tracks various vital signs such as a mobile user's heart rate, breathing and temperature, and collates the data on the display pictured above.
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