Fans of the Star Trek franchise can totally appreciate the concept of the Tricorder. Now, what if I told you that it actually exists? Nelson De Brouwer founded Scanadu and actually went about inventing the Scanadu Scout. The Scout is round, small, and fits in one hand. It connects to a mobile app which stores your vital sign readings like temperature and oxygen levels in the blood. Scanadu also includes a plethora of heart readings like heart rate, ECG, HRV and PWTT (blood pressure.) It also has the ability for urine analysis or UA and, my personal favorites, reading test and stress levels. Scanadu Scout is being crowdsourced and sold for $199.99 on IndieGoGo. Check out the video that shows how it all works after the quick jump.
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A 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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