Blood clotting problems are serious. If your blood under-clots, you are at risk of haemorrhaging, which could lead to you bleeding to death. If your blood over-clots, you are at risk of thrombosis, which can trigger heart attacks.
Doctors can test for clotting, but they need a syringe-full of your blood before they can do so. But soon you might be able to do the test yourself at home using your smartphone.
Earlier this week Martin Cooper, the man who led the team that developed the first ever mobile phone – a beige coloured brick of a device with buttons and no screen – predicted said he believes that cellphones will become a vital tool for monitoring our health. That promise is already being realised.