Though the paranoia related to the topic of mobile phones causing cancer is a bit out of proportion to the science showing a connection, it’s not stopping folks from offering an app that can give you an idea of your exposure to the non-ionizing radiation.
The tawkon (pronounced as “talk on”) app for Android phones estimates the energy emitted by your phone’s antenna and measures how often you use your phone traditionally, via a headset, or through a speakerphone.
Your phone is equipped with internal measurements that offer insight into its radiation output. The phone manufactures don’t offer this info up front, so we tap into it for you, collecting and extracting data from your phone, such as: network type, band-GSM, UMTS, CDMA, channel, signal strength, phone model, and more.
Utilizing patent pending technology tawkon calculates the phone’s radiation level and hence the user exposure – SAR (Specific Absorption Rate, a universal measure for the amount of radiation being absorbed by the user). Our technology is calibrated in an FCC certified RF (Radio Frequency) lab with state-of-the-art equipment.
With this information, we provide alerts and suggestions to keep your radiation exposure low.