Hmmm...this phone can tell me when I have bad breath...and can sense what I am doing...running, walking resting and counts the calories...or what ever else I might be doing...hmmmm...good thoughts, but this phone might just be a little to nosy...I do like the bad breath indicator though as I would always know when it is time for another breath mint! BD
CHIBA, Japan - It can take your pulse, check your body fat, time your jogs and tell you if you have bad breath. It even assesses stress levels and inspires you with a pep talk. Meet your new personal trainer: your cell phone. The prototype Wellness mobile phone from Japan's NTT DoCoMo Inc. targets users with busy lives who want a hassle-free way of keeping track of their health, according to company spokesman Noriaki Tobita. The phone, unveiled this week at the CEATEC electronics show outside Tokyo, has an inbuilt motion sensor that detects body movement and calculates how many calories you burn.
Hold the phone with outstretched arms, and it turns into a mini body fat calculator. A sensor at the top of the phone takes your pulse from your fingertip.
Worried about bad breath? Use the phone's breathalyzer. After Tobita blew on a tiny hole on the side of the handset for about three seconds, the screen flashed, "Not too bad."
When the busy spokesman answered "Yes" to a series of questions — including "Do you feel lethargic?" and "Do you go to bed after midnight?" — a message appeared on the screen warning he was under a lot of stress.
"Don't worry, tomorrow's a fresh new day," the phone then flashed. "Keep your chin up!"