July 10, 2015

Cellraid changes the mobile phone radiation measurement

Cellraid also offers an application that enables you to monitor and control your mobile’s RF emissions, for instance when it’s in your pocket.
Cellraid also offers an application that enables you to monitor and control your mobile’s RF emissions, for instance when it’s in your pocket.
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The Finnish startup Cellraid has developed the world’s first consumer application that measures mobile phone radiation.

Specific absorption rate (SAR)

SAR is a measure of the rate at which energy is absorbed when using a device, such as a mobile phone, that radiates a radio frequency (RF) field. The SAR value indicates how much RF energy, or thermal energy, may be absorbed by the body from the device. The unit of measurement is watts per kg. The highest permitted SAR level for mobile phones in Finland is 2 W/kg.

Source: The Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority

The news was reported by the Finnish business daily Kauppalehti.

According to Cellraid, the application is able to measure the SAR value of a mobile phone, i.e. the RF exposure caused by the phone. The application is currently available for Android phones free of charge on Google Play. In the future it will be possible to adapt the application for use with other operating systems.

Cellraid was founded earlier this year by experienced veterans in the mobile phone business: Cellraid’s chief operating officer Pasi Ala-Mieto worked at Nokia for 20 years, and the company’s current products have been validated at a former Nokia laboratory in Oulu.

According to Kauppalehti, Cellraid also offers an application for monitoring and controlling mobile phone radiation, making it possible to reduce emissions, for instance when the phone is in your pocket.

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