Your phone is talking behind your back — to your doctor


Kate Andries
WTOP
November 25, 2013

320px-Cell_phonesYour phone knows everything about you — how much you walk, talk and what level of Candy Crush you’re stuck on — but soon it could be spilling secrets to your doctor.

More and more physicians are prescribing apps that help track their patients’ illnesses through information collected by their smartphones.

“[The trend] just seems to be exploding,” said Seth S. Martin, a Pollin cardiovascular prevention fellow at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. “With the widespread use now of smartphones, it’s a really exciting opportunity to help people live healthier lives.”

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