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Could a smartphone predict mortality risk?

Dr Frank Lipman
Jan 12, 2023

Could a smartphone predict mortality risk? New research suggests that a smartphone, which assesses an equivalent to gait speed, may be able to accurately predict mortality. 

Study Summary

The new research, which relied on 100,000 participants wearing activity monitors over the course of a week, successfully validated: 

  • The smartphone's ability to predict mortality risk. 

The Hearty Take 

This study is exciting, as it provides a feasible pathway for health risk screening. Imagine a future in which your smartphone could predict your risk of death. This data could be used to prevent or intervene in dying! 

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