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“Phoning in Data”

Gaetano BorrielloNature explores the potential of mobile phones.  Their role as merely an accessory may be waning.  Mobile phones – many of which now have cameras, GPS receivers, accelerometers, and internet access – are now starting to be used to collect data in an increasing number of disciplines.  Among the research projects discussed in this article is work by UW CSE’s Gaetano Borriello about mobile phone applications in the developing world.

“‘For those of us working in the developing world, that’s the platform of choice,’ says Gaetano Borriello, a computer engineer at Google and [professor at] the University of Washington in Seattle who explores how technology can improve health care in underserved populations.”

Read the full article here.