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This Android update could save your life

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18:30 PM | 30 January 2017
by Hollie Wong
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The Android First Responder uses scanning technology to check for signs of stroke - potentially saving millions of lives.

Every two seconds, someone in the world will have a stroke.

Six million people a year die from having a stroke, with another 5 million people a year left permanently disabled.

It's the sudden nature of having a stroke that makes it such a silent killer, but a new Android OS update is hoping to change this.

The Android First Responder update uses the front camera to detect any facial drooping (a major symptom of stroke), if a stroke is detected the user will get a notification urging them to seek medical attention.

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