DoCoMo and Tohoku University create research project to design mobile healthcare services for pregnant women http://bit.ly/1xy36Ji
NTT DOCOMO, INC. and Tohoku University Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization (ToMMo) today announced that they have launched a joint research project today to establish mobile healthcare-enabled methods for the prevention and early detection of medical conditions common during pregnancies, including hypertension syndromes, diabetes and premature deliveries. The new study, however, will be the world’s first to integrate genome and biomolecule factors with objective data on environmental factors, including lifestyle, such as weight, diet, sleep and exercise, as well as body conditions such as blood pressure and body temperature of hundreds of pregnant women. They will be monitored daily with handy wearable devices that connect to smartphones to transmit the data to the study center. The aim is to establish practical methods for preventing and quickly detecting pregnancy-induced diseases typically experienced by about 200,000 pregnant women, or roughly one fifth of all pregnancies in Japan each year.