Pinterest Stumbleupon Whatsapp

Have you ever wondered what amount of radiation is emitted by devices such as scanners at airports? If yes, then now you have a simple way of measuring that radiation through your smartphone, all thanks to a tool called Radioactivity Counter.

measure radiation levels

Radioactivity Counter is a new application for Android devices. The function of the app is to help you measure radiation in your surroundings. Interestingly, the app makes use of your smartphone’s camera.

If you cover the camera with black tape, then the radiation in your surroundings will be registered as specs of white light in the CMOS sensors in the camera that come equipped on the phone. Through this method you can primarily measure gamma radiations and a few higher order beta radiations.

For a demonstration of the app, check out the following video:



  • A user-friendly phone app.
  • Compatible with Android devices.
  • Lets you measure radiation in the surrounding.
  • Makes use of the CMOS sensors in your phone.
  • Similar tools: Wikisensor.

Check out Radioactivity Counter @

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *