UCLA Uses "tawkon" Technology

Top Quote tawkon mobile application to lower radiation used in UCLA research to monitor exposure. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) May 26, 2011 - Tel Aviv - tawkon™, the only mobile phone application that lets users see and avoid exposure to mobile phone radiation, is now being evaluated by Professor Leeka I. Kheifets, Epidemiology at UCLA, as a tool to aid in exposure assessment of mobile phone use.

    "I was impressed with the tawkon application and was glad to leverage their innovative approach to assist our research studies in estimating long-term exposure from mobile phone use" said UCLA Professor Leeka I. Kheifets.

    "Having launched tawkon as a consumer application to empower individuals to see and control their exposure to radiation, we are delighted to contribute our technology to world-leading research conducted by UCLA Professor Kheifets," said Gil Friedlander, Co-founder & CEO of tawkon. Friedlander continued. "As consumers worldwide continue to increase dependency on mobile phones, we believe it is our duty as mobile phone innovators to collaborate with researchers of this highest caliber to investigate potential risks associated with mobile phone usage, and to empower the public with the information and tools to use their phones more responsibly."

    The tawkon application is currently available (www.tawkon.com/download) for selected Android (free) and BlackBerry (free trial) devices. tawkon is also ready for the iPhone, but despite worldwide debate and a public petition (www.tawkon.com/tell-apple), tawkon has not yet been approved by Apple for distribution on the iPhone.

    About tawkon

    tawkon is a mobile phone application that gives users information & tools to avoid mobile phone radiation, with minimal disruption to normal phone usage. In Prediction Mode, tawkon helps users map their home or office to see where a phone call would expose them to higher radiation levels. During a call (Call Mode) tawkon prompts users to take the easiest precautionary measures to minimize radiation given real-time environmental conditions and phone usage. tawkon is currently available for download on selected Android (beta) and BlackBerry devices and is actively soliciting user support for iPhone approval via a public petition. More information about tawkon, its technology, features product images and demos at www.tawkon.com.

    For more information, or to interview UCLA Epidemiology Professor Leeka I. Kheifets or tawkon co-founder & CEO Gil Friedlander, please contact media ( @ ) tawkon dot com.

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