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Holy Spock! The Star Trek Medical Tricorder Is Real, And It’s Only $150



December 07, 2012 – Comments (2)

Holy Spock! The Star Trek Medical Tricorder Is Real, And It’s Only $150

 The device you're looking at is called the Scanadu SCOUT and, basically, it's a medical tricorder that will give you precise vital information about any human being within seconds, just on contact.

It's very real and it works now. I tried it myself, and knew I was looking at the beginning of a personal health revolution. Star Trek-level stuff. Except it's coming at the end of 2013...

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#1) On December 08, 2012 at 8:20 PM, ChrisGraley (28.72) wrote:

Very Awesome!

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#2) On December 09, 2012 at 12:26 PM, zzlangerhans (99.84) wrote:

Awesome, except most of the "vital signs" it monitors don't actually exist. They list pulse transit time, heart rate, electrical heart activity, temperature, heart rate variability and blood oxygenation. As an ER doc I'd expect to have heard of pulse transit time but I haven't. Electrical heart activity? Sounds important but I have no idea what they are talking about. Heart rate variability? Perhaps useful for a fetus about to be delivered, otherwise irrelevant.

What we have left is heart rate, temperature, and blood oxygenation. Basically a $150 combination of a pulse oximeter and skin thermometer. Sorry, no medical breakthrough here.

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