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Nokia test blockchain in an effort to provide medical information

Finnish communications giant Nokia has announced a new experimental blockchain to develop new ways of storing medical data.

In a press release on its web site, Nokia said that she began the project with OP Financial Group. One hundred exhibitors are taking part in the competition to see how they could store and share their health data, as well as enjoying a degree of confidentiality around this information.

The company uses blockchain due to security features that it offers, according to the web site of Nokia. The software allows the company to control access to collected data, providing access to them only to trusted parties.

The program uses a wearable device to track daily steps and hours of sleep, to store data in the blockchain. These results are compared with the goals of the users fitness. Users who have attained these goals or have achieved progress, you will get loyalty points depending on the participation in the pilot program.

Nokia stated that he believes that this program can help to develop "ideas for global health" – provided that users trust the systems that are used, that is.

The head of the laboratory OP Financial Christian Luoma stated that this pilot program is an example of how the blockchain can be applied to health programmes in the future, especially for applications that require trust from the users.

At the end of 2016, Nokia has become one of the technology firms that joined the project Hyperledger blockchain under the guidance of the Linux Foundation.


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