One of them is Walter De Brouwe, a Belgian futurist, internet entrepreneur, Scanadu Founder and CEO.
De Brouwer was inspired by the tricorder device used in "Star Trek" and created a personal medical scanner
that may change how illnesses are diagnosed.
Dr. McCoy using his trusty medical tricorder to diagnose a patient.
Now, our technological achievements are sufficiently advanced for this concept to be realized and utilized in health technology.
De Brouwe's medical tricorder is called the Scanadu Scout is a futuristic and very useful device
that you can be one of the first to try.
We’re just months away from seeing the world’s very first medical tricorder.
The device, like Dr McCoy’s, consists of a small hand-held sensor unit that communicates wirelessly with a
display unit (in this case, a smartphone).
You place the Scout against your forehead and the sensor detects a range of vital signs, used to measure the
body's basic functions.
After the 10-second forehead scan, a host of information about your current state of wellbeing is displayed on your smartphone
Scanadu claims the Scout can monitor heart rate, both skin and core body temperature, oximetry (or hemoglobin saturation),
rate of respiration, the heart's electrical activity (via ECG), blood pressure and emotional stress.
Clearly the smartphone display will require a downloadable app, which Scanadu says will be available for both
Android and iOS devices, with support for Bluetooth 4.0. From empty, the battery can be charged in under an
hour through its Micro-USB port.
If used a handful of times per day, the charge should last for around a week.
If further developed, the Scout could become a useful tool for medical diagnosis for people everywhere.
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It is so sensitive that it can capture images of particles as they disappear into a black hole deep in outer space.