The tech giant, Google has acquired Seattle-based health monitoring startup Senosis Health. Founded by Indian-origin Professor Shwetak Patel along with four others, Senosis Health turns smartphones into medical devices and collects various health stats. Financial details of the acquisition remain undisclosed.

According to ET, it marks the latest acquisition for Patel. Being a Professor at University of Washington's computer science and engineering faculty, Patel’s past startup ventures have landed in the hands of companies such as Belkin International and Sears.

One can use functions on a smartphone including its accelerometer, microphone, flash and camera to monitor health issues. For example, to measure the haemoglobin, Senosis' app uses the phone's flash to illuminate a user's finger. The Senosis apps can monitor lung health and haemoglobin counts, among other things.

Patel who is the recipient of many awards has also co-founder of a low-power wireless sensor platform company called SNUPI Technologies and a consumer home sensing product called WallyHome which was acquired by Sears in 2015.

Earlier in July 2017, the tech giant had acquired Halli Labs, an Indian startup working on solutions based on artificial intelligence and machine learning. Over the past one year, Google has announced several services to better serve the untapped Indian market. Some of these include improved translation services and better voice recognition support for local languages.

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