Japanese Mobile Carrier Makes Environmental Radiation Measuring Smartphone
The Japanese mobile carrier, Softbank, has come up with a new smartphone technology through which a user can measure the extent of radiation with up to 20% accuracy. The smartphone has a built-in sensor, the Geiger counter, for detecting radiation. After the Fukushima earthquake and nuclear radiation leak as a result of that, the Japanese have directed their technological resources and innovative skills to developing a meter that could be easily used by everyone to detect radiation. Sharp’s Pantone 5 107SH does exactly just that.
The technology, if really successful, can be further enhanced to give more percentage of accuracy and can then be used by other people around the world. The radiation emitted by cellphones themselves is not measured by this phone, but it detects and measures the radiation present in the environment, which is of high-frequency gamma rays. There are other Geiger counters available in the Japanese market, which can be plugged into smartphones and through that radiation could be measured.
But this new Pantone 5 107SH has provided a simple and easy way to do the same. This way, it could really come in handy, anywhere and anytime. Keeping in mind the Japanese attachment to gadgetry, Pantone has introduced the smartphone with aesthetic sense intact. It comes in seven different colours besides plain black and has a 3.7-inch screen. It runs on Android 4.0 and has a 1.4 gigahertz processor. The smartphone will be in markets by July this year.