Alphabet snaps up smartphone-enabled screening tool developer

Alphabet snaps up smartphone-enabled screening tool developer

Google parent company, Alphabet, has snapped up digital health startup Senosis Health — a Seattle-based company that converts smartphones into screening tools, according to Geek Wire. The business was cofounded and led by Shwetak Patel, Washington Research Foundation Entrepreneurship Endowed Professor of computer science and engineering at University of Washington.Senosis has developed apps that harness smartphone technology including sensors and camera components for a variety of screening tools. Its apps include SpiroSmart and SpiroCall, HemaApp and OsteoApp – were under review by the Food and Drug Administration earlier this year, Geek Wire noted.

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