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Friday May 2, 2008 3:14 pm

Portable Handheld Scanner Sends Images Back to Cell Phone


Handheld Medical ScannerA new portable, handheld medical scanner has been created that plugs into a cell phone via USB cable to transmit data to processors. Then images come back on the cellie screen. Because one processor can serve many imagers, the cost will be reduced overall. Professor Boris Rubinsky, at the University of California in Berkeley, is hoping that the Star Trekkian device will be used in developing nations, rural clinics, and even ambulances.


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This is a really smart idea that could have a huge impact on the medical fields in third world countries by solving the biggest problem of all that they face—cost


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