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A multidisciplinary team of Cornell researchers is bringing people around the world better health and well-being—all in a smartphone device 

NutriPhone: Calling for Better Health

September 4, 2014

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A multidisciplinary team of Cornell researchers is bringing people around the world better health and well-being—all in a smartphone device they can hold in the palm of their hand. The NutriPhone will combine nanofabricated “lab-on-a-chip” technology with new smartphone apps to monitor users’ nutrition, blood, and stress. Biomedical engineer David Erickson and his collaborators developed a prototype of the NutriPhone with seed funding from the Atkinson Center. Now funded by a five-year, $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation, the cutting-edge device will reduce health care costs and provide a reliable, real-time tool to help individuals take charge of their own health.

In 2014, ACSF’s Academic Venture Fund awarded a record $1.4 million, a 50 percent increase. Helping projects like the NutriPhone get off the ground and attract major grants is one way the Atkinson Center makes an impact.

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