Are you a gadget lover, not a doctor? International teams are working to create portable devices that could quickly and easily detect common ailments.
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.
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.
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A start-up has created a Bluetooth device that uses NASA technology to scan your vital signs and send them to your smartphone.
In just 10 seconds against your temple, the Scanadu Scout can note your temperature, heart rate, and even blood oxygenation.
This story initially gave the incorrect name of the university that is presenting this research. It is Oregon State University.
Electrical engineers present work confirming that ultrawideband radio technology could vastly improve remote, continuous, real-time health monitoring.
Scientists have developed working models similar to Doctor Who's sonic screwdriver and the tricorder seen in Star Trek.