A week in tech

A round-up of all the key tech news in Asia.

Japan

Life Sciences

- Companies rush to develop mobile devices designed to address lifestyle-related diseases. Toshiba has developed a prototype of a wristband device to monitor the movements of users on a 24-hour basis. NTT has produced an experimental sensor capable of monitoring blood flow at the touch of a fingertip. Tanita has developed fat meters and blood pressure devices equipped with a radio transmitter.

- SGI Japan to launch a full-scale service to gather genome-related information on behalf of drugmakers. The service will use the company's proprietary systems and a database search system developed by SGI Japan and Kyoto University, in a bid to gather relevant information from...

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