Powersleep is a Phone Alarm App That Donates Power to Research

By: Michael Baxter - Feb 19, 2014
References: samsung & psfk
This phone alarm app will use all the leftover processing power that we're not using and use it for Alzheimer's disease research. The app is called Powersleep and it is a collaboration between Samsung Austria and the University of Vienna.

It turns out that when we're sleeping and not using our phone, we could actually be helping out a great cause. The Powersleep alarm app is free and only requires that it be on to contribute. This phone alarm app makes protein data calculations while we rest and can contribute research to a variety of causes, not just Alzheimer's disease.

The research and information is then held in the Similarity Matrix of Proteins, which holds it there for use later on by researchers. Considering how easy it is to contribute, this could be an amazing way for people to help out without even trying.