Scanadu’s Medical Tricorder Will Measure Your Vital Signs In Seconds
From Fast Company
November 29, 2012 - 8:00am
No more searching the medicine cabinet for the thermometer or being worried that your blood pressure is too high. Just hold this device up to your temple for a moment and you can start to track your health. It was less than a year ago that we first wrote about Scanadu's ambitions of building a Star Trek-worthy medical tricorder--a handheld device that can quickly record vital signs and diagnose diseases. At the time, co-founder Misha Chellam estimated that a prototype tricorder would be ready by the end of 2012. And this week, the NASA-Ames Research Center-based startup, announced that it will have a prototype that meets that deadline. The Scanadu SCOUT is incredibly easy to use--just raise the handheld device (connected by Bluetooth to a smartphone) to your temple, and wait 10 seconds for it to scan your vital signs, including temperature, ECG, SPO2, heart rate, and breathing rate...
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