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Scanadu Scout

The $150 Scanadu Scout is the closest thing to a real-life "Star Trek" medical tricorder.

By January 10, 2013

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A real-life medical tricorder: XPrize wants to make it so

From CNET Magazine: An XPrize competition aims to turn a 50-year-old science fiction concept into a powerful medical device that's accessible to all.

By July 8, 2015


Tragedy to tricorder: We meet the inventor of Scanadu

We discover how the man developing a Star Trek-style medical tricorder for your smart phone turned personal tragedy into a lifesaver.

By June 11, 2013


'Sinister' and 'Orwellian': BioBeats founder warns of the dark side of wearables and biometrics

The man behind the heartbeat-reading startup has warned of the potential abuses of the new technology.

By May 13, 2015


The Scanadu Scout, like a tricorder for your health

In just 10 seconds against your temple, the Scanadu Scout can note your temperature, heart rate, and even blood oxygenation.

By January 10, 2013


Samsung prototypes brainwave-reading wearable stroke detector

A group of Samsung engineers has come up with a system that monitors your brain, to warn you of an impending stroke.

By January 22, 2015


Finalists selected for $10M Qualcomm Tricorder XPrize

Are you a gadget lover, not a doctor? International teams are working to create portable devices that could quickly and easily detect common ailments.

By August 27, 2014


'Star Trek' tricorder becomes reality

Decades after "Star Trek" made famous the small scanning device that could read your vital signs, the medical tricorder is now ready for prime time. The Scanadu can take everything from your heart rate to your blood pressure to your temperature in just 10 seconds. CNET's Kara Tsuboi shows us how it works and why the creator wanted to put medicine into the hands of patients.

By July 17, 2013


Ubuntu Edge smart phone nabs over £2m funding overnight

Ubuntu, the company hoping to build the Edge smart phone, needs a total of $32m before it can be made.

By July 23, 2013


'Star Trek' tricorder becomes the real McCoy

You'll soon be able to embrace your inner Bones McCoy. Decades after "Star Trek" made the small device that could scan for vital signs famous, the medical tricorder is ready for prime time.

By July 18, 2013