Get a health checkup with Japanese technology

The rise of diseases linked to modern lifestyles has also led to the search for new ways of handling these challenges. Japan has taken the lead by launching a device for women to measure their body temperature, which tells a lot about their health, body rhythm and gynecological illness. In Japan, a survey among 50 female workers in the age group of 20 and 30 revealed that just 10 per cent measure their body temperature regularly. To reverse this trend, two enterprises - TOSHIBA and RAKUTEN have developed a smart phone based application service with easy connected thermometer. It is fitted with a microprocessor, which not only measures the body temperature, but also sends the information directly to a smart phone with just the push of a button.