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Real-Life Tricorder to Check Your Vital Signs

by Kathy Jones on May 30, 2013 at 10:44 PM
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 Real-Life Tricorder to Check Your Vital Signs

Scanadu, a start-up based at the NASA Research Park in Moffett Field, California, has developed a Bluetooth device that can scan your vital signs and send them to your smartphone.

Called the Scanadu Scout,, the device has been developed by a team consisting of medical doctors, data scientists, mathematicians, coders, molecular biologists, mechanical and electrical engineers, and biophysicists.

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The device uses NASA technology to scan vital signs. It is well-placed to claim the $10 million prize instituted by Qualcomm last year for creating a functional Star Trek-style Tricorder for the Tricoder X competition.

Users need to hold the device sensor on their forehead. It can measure heart rate, skin and core body temperature, oxymetry, respiratory rate, blood pressure, ECG and emotional stress. The device is expected to be available in March 2014.

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