Moscow-based IT start-up Intersoft Eurasia has developed a tiny mobile ‘radiation watchdog to monitor radiation levels and alert users to hazardous changes.
Its $10-50 Do-Ra dosimeter-radiometer can sit either inside or outside a standard cell or smart phone; helps check radioactivity in humans, livestock and property; and is GLONASS/GPS-compatible. With Sony Eriksson and Fujitsu already in the know and the market estimated in the “billions”, the 20-month-old startup looks like it may have a tiger by the tail.
Word came last week that Intersoft Eurasia was in talks with Sony Ericsson and Fujitsu over the embedding of its Do-Ra radiation monitoring chip and software into their cell and smart phones.
The Do-Ra dosimeter-radiometer was invented by the firm’s CEO and patent-holder Vladimir Yelin after the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan. Armed with the new device, any mobile phone can be turned into radiation monitor to check on radiation levels.