Study examines locations of tobacco retail outlets with smartphones
We use them to text, tweet, post and, sometimes, make a call. Now, smartphones are helping with public health research.
A recently published smoking cessation study conducted by a researcher affiliated with the University of Houston includes a technique called "geo-mapping," which makes use of GPS technology to pinpoint a study participant's location and the location of tobacco retail outlets nearby.
The study was published in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research.