TAG: Self-diagnosis

The Scanadu Scout: A real-life Tricorder

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Star Trek fans, Third-World medical doctors, and fans of awesome gadgets–rejoice! A real-life, working “tricorder” has just been created, and will change the medical world as we know it. Currently, we use an amalgamation of tools and devices to diagnose patients and ourselves. In underdeveloped nations, access to these types of technologies is expensive and impractical, as sanitation methods are pitifully laughable. In the fictional Star Trek television show, space-age doctors used a tool called a “tricorder” to diagnose patients in seconds, and without touching them, no less. The medical world has never created anything similar, and had made little… read more