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Fitness tracker predicts mortality risk
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign have found in a study that a person's risk of dying in the next five years can be predicted using a smartphone fitness tracker that uses accelerometers to collect fitness data. Subjects filled out questionnaires about their health, and the prediction models used only brain intensity to simulate the smartphone monitors. Implementing health infrastructure could benefit from the devices by highlighting health risks without interfering with people's daily lives.