It is called Pantone 5 107SH and was created by Japanese company Sharp. It has a sensor that can measure from 0.05 and 9.99 microsievert every hour in the atmosphere, according to a company in the advertising campaign. It is in response to concerns many families that demonstrate Japanese after the Fukushima nuclear crisis.
It was submitted by the local telephone operator, Softbank. Its president, Masayoshi Son said that for the first time ever a smartphone can measure the radiation, a tool that was previously only possible with heavier instruments. Now, you can achieve through a mobile.
It is simple to use, because the touch of a dedicated button (located on the bottom right of the device) may analyze the rate of radiation, without any knowledge on techniques. This achievement is made possible by the development of sensors that measure radiation and uniquely add to the phone.
The results are shown in a locator map of the exact area where the user is located and includes details of what the normal rates of radiation for comparison with the measurements, an aspect that will serve to reassure many people that is affected by a possible nuclear crisis.
Thus, many parents feel more relieved, because they can review and save the data in the map in order to control the areas where children regularly passing. It should be noted that the crisis in Fukushima nuclear plant after the tsunami in March 2011 forced the evacuation of nearly 80,000 people living near the plant for the high radiation was detected.
Pantone 5 107SH mobile works with Android operating system is waterproof and offers touch screen and the company says it will be released shortly.