This app claims it can detect cancer by the sound of your voice

Kinji Health App
If you’re one of those people who hates blood tests or gets claustrophobic inside MRI machines, rejoice: Your checkups are about to become easier. And you won’t even have to leave your house for some of them.

Your smartphone can tell the state of your health simply by listening to your voice. All it will need is a few apps under development by Kijini, a company that recently launched its Indiegogo campaign to take the concept of personal health to new levels.

“Frequencies determine physiology.”

The name Kijini marries two concepts, “Ki” for the Oriental word “chi” meaning life energy, and jinni, a wizard who can perform miracles. The company is developing a series of apps that will assess your physical and mental wellbeing. The apps will record your voice and analyze vibrational frequencies in it to detect information about any health issues you may have, including infections, toxin levels, vitamin needs, or nutritional deficiencies, says Matthew Sanderson, Kijini’s COO and a biologist by education.

What’s more, Kijini can even analyze your personality. Voice delivers a lot more info than we think, Sanderson told Digital Trends. Ever have one of these moments when someone calls and just by the sound of their voice you know something is wrong? We can detect that by vibrations in the person’s voice — frequencies, says Sanderson. In a similar way, certain frequencies can tell us what’s wrong with your body.

“Frequencies determine physiology,” Sanderson says.

It sounds like sci-fi, but it’s simply science. The idea has been in research over the past 25 years, says Sanderson, and it’s finally entering the mainstream health arena. When it launches in August, Kijini will simply bring together biology, neuroscience, and physics — and download it onto your smartphone. Here’s how it works.

Everything in this world, including animals and humans, operates on various frequencies. We see colors because our eyes can identify the particular light waves that correspond to colors like red, green, and blue, but not ultraviolet. We hear sounds because our ears can detect sound waves of certain frequencies, but not those beyond our limits of hearing. Yet there are thousands of other vibrational frequencies all of which deliver various information; humans simply aren’t equipped to detect all of it. But smartphones and other tools can.

According to quantum physics, all matter in the universe vibrates at different frequencies — including all of the atoms and molecules that make up the human body. Through biochemical interactions, the body tries to maintain these frequencies at levels necessary for optimal energy and wellness. When we get sick, or depressed, or accumulate environmental toxins, these frequencies change. Tumor cells vibrate at different frequencies than benign cells. Infected tissues give off a different vibe than healthy ones. When heavy metals are present in your body, they send off their specific vibes too. So after all, you vibrate just like your smartphone, albeit on different wavelengths.

The brain is the central processing unit for all the different frequencies your organs put out, but the way to listen to this sea of sounds is by a person’s voice. Human ears can’t pick up all of those wavelength varieties in your own voice, but special equipment can. Like Kijini’s apps. “The body is using biochemicals to maintain the homeostasis vibrationally,” says Sanderson. “And we’re able to see how the body operates from a vibrational perspective.”

To create the apps, Sanderson built upon the work of quantum physicists and the existing technology of bioacoustics, a scientific field in which complex software algorithms parse and analyze voice frequencies. After years of testing, bioacoustics researchers determined that frequencies that correspond to certain health problems—such as high blood sugar, Parkinson’s, or cancer—are consistent across people. So they catalogued those frequencies and built databases of them, which enable others to diagnose patients. Once a person’s voice is recorded, a software algorithm can parse it, match the frequencies to those in the databases, and zero-in on the body’s “bad vibes” — the manifestation of various maladies, from infections to depression.

Kijini takes this process out of research labs and makes it easy to use. When you record your voice on your smartphone, Kijini will analyze your vibes and search the databases to match your frequencies. The company’s initial release will include six apps: Personality, Nutrition, Muscles, Energy, Neurodiet, and Detox, with over 30 more to follow. The Personality app will be able to tell your strengths, weaknesses, and interests, and even blocks to success and health. Nutrition will inform you which minerals, amino acids, antioxidants, vitamins, and other body-building blocks are out of balance.

Because every muscle and vertebra in your body has its own frequencies, the Muscle app will determine which ones are weak or stressed or injury-prone. Heavy metals and other toxins vibrate to their own tune so that the Detox app can detect them and alert you if you could use some cleansing. The Energy app will help you beat fatigue and adrenal exhaustion; Neurodiet will help balance your nutrients for optimal weight.

“We’re able to see how the body operates from a vibrational perspective.”

All apps will be free to download and use for Android and iOS phones, with a pro version available for a subscription fee for health professionals. The apps aren’t meant to replace traditional diagnostic tools, Sanderson says, but they would make the diagnostic process easier — people would be able to ask for specific tests or skip those that aren’t necessary. Some of Kijini’s wellness apps may not require the help of medics at all — people will be able to try new vitamin or amino acid regiments on their own.

“It really gives people the ability to understand what’s happening in their bodies,” Sanderson says. “That’s why I wanted to put Kijini into the hands of people.”

Editor’s note: As always, an Indiegogo campaign is not a finished product. Until we’ve actually used it, it’s impossible to say if any piece of tech does what it says. Support this product at your own discretion.

Health & Fitness

In search of the fountain of youth, beauty companies turn to tech

Beauty tech is a fairly new concept, but at CES 2019, companies such as Olay, L’Oreal, and Neutrogena were fully embracing it with all kinds of gadgets that promise to give you glowing skin.

These point-and-shoot cameras make your smartphone pics look like cave paintings

If your smartphone camera just isn't giving you the results you're looking for, maybe it's time to step up your game. The latest and greatest point-and-shoot cameras offer large sensors, tough bodies, and long lenses -- something no phone…

Rekindled yet again, Nokia’s next-gen phones offer more than just nostalgia

HMD Global, a startup that designs and builds Nokia Android smartphones, wants to put the Nokia brand name back “where it belongs.” It helps that it’s made up of ex-Nokia employees. We go behind the scenes to see how HMD formed.

We tried all the latest and greatest smartphones to find the best of 2019

Smartphones are perhaps the most important and personal piece of tech on the planet. That’s why it’s important to pick the best phone for your individual needs. Here are the best smartphones you can buy.

VisionCheck might give you the option to ditch your visit to your optometrist

A new gadget enables you to test your eyes yourself at home. Using the EyeQue VisionCheck, an automated optical device, you can measure your eyes' refractive error and find out what strength of glasses you need.

Digital Trends Top Tech of CES 2019 Award Winners

5G. A.I. Voice assistants. Metaverse. Yes, metaverse. CES 2019 slathered on the buzzwords thick and heavy, but beneath the breathless hype and bluster, there were amazing products to back it up, too. Except metaverse. C’mon Nissan, you…
Product Review

Garmin’s 4G LTE VivoActive 3 keeps you safe when you’re out on the trails

Garmin takes its already great VivoActive 3 Music fitness smartwatch and adds a 4G LTE connection, courtesy of Verizon. The watch now has streaming music, independent GPS, and best of all, SMS support and various safety features. We’ve…

Want to eat healthy in 2019? 10 everyday kitchen products from Walmart can help

If 2019 is the year you curb your delivery habit and start getting intimate with your kitchen. After all, you want to eat well. The only problem is that you’re not sure how to begin. Here are some fantastic kitchen products to aid your…
Emerging Tech

This energy-generating treadmill cuts your waistline and your power bill

Fitness equipment maker SportsArt was on hand at CES 2019 with its latest piece of sustainable sports equipment - the electricity-generating Verde G690 treadmill.
Emerging Tech

Stomach implant device uses jolts of electricity to fight obesity

An implant created at the University of Wisconsin-Madison could help fight obesity by attaching to users' stomachs and then suppressing feelings of hunger using jolts of electricity.

Before buying a Fitbit or Apple Watch, check out these fitness trackers under $50

Fitbit and Apple Watch are top of the line when it comes to fitness trackers but if you want to save, we have alternatives. If 2019 is the year you keep track of your health and budget your expenses, then take a look at these fitness…
Product Review

One breath into this device could change what you eat forever

Anyone living with a food intolerance knows the pain — literally and figuratively — of dealing with it, and even identifying what the cause of the problem is. The FoodMarble Aire wants to solve this, and we took a closer look at CES…
Health & Fitness

Futuristic mask filters out air pollution for cyclists and runners

A concern for cyclists in urban environments is staying safe from airborne pollutants. A cycling mask shown off at CES 2019 could help combat this problem by blocking out air pollution to keep cyclists' lungs clear as they ride.
Emerging Tech

Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: heat-powered watches, phone cases with reflexes

Check out our roundup of the best new crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You may not be able to buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!