Augmented reality and health care - Qualcomm's mobile future

Augmented reality and health care - Qualcomm's mobile future

Summary: Chipmaker Qualcomm offered a glimpse of what the future might hold for the next generation of smartphones.


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  • The app is used in conjunction with this belt, containing various wireless sensors, which the mobile user wears. Bluetooth connectivity is used to transfer data between the sensors and the smartphone, enabling the smartphone user to monitor their own health and even share the data with their doctor.

    Photo credit: Natasha Lomas/

  • Another example of a wireless health monitoring device is pictured above - this unit measures blood pressure. The data it generates could be incorporated into the mobile app, allowing it to be monitored remotely.

    Photo credit: Natasha Lomas/

  • Some of the hardware on display at Qualcomm's London Innovation day included this MSM8655 developer device, which has a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 3D graphics and an Adreno 205 GPU.

    Photo credit: Natasha Lomas/

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Topics: Mobility, CXO, Hardware, Health, Legal, Processors, Smartphones, IT Employment

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