GeekWire reports that Shwetak Patel, computer scientist in the University of Washington, has sold his Senosis Health app to Google on August 14, 2017. Patel launched Senosis with four other tech transfer experts, clinicians, and researchers.

 

The whole team comprised dozen of engineers and physicians. They wanted to transform smartphones into the devices to monitor and collect health metrics such as pulmonary function, hemoglobin counts and others. Patel’s team believed that mobile phone’s sensors could be used as a modern diagnostic tool. They wanted to provide on-the-go physiological sensing and remote disease monitoring by increasing the sensory capabilities.

 

The acquisition is another argument for Google’s interest in the digital healthcare industry.

 

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