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Tricorder-like tech could detect bombs, tumors

Taking on a challenge from DARPA, Stanford scientists create scanning technology similar to the piece of Star Trek gear that's "the holy grail of detection devices."

By November 13, 2015


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


Checking out an Arduino-powered tricorder on Tomorrow Daily

Dr. Peter Jansen has been working on various tricorder prototypes for over 7 years, and now, he's showing off his newest prototype, the Arducorder. It's not quite ready to scan alien life forms or diagnose patients, but it's still pretty cool to see in action.

By October 14, 2014


Tomorrow Daily 068: An Arduino tricorder, a potential Myst TV show, and RomoCart racing

On today's show, we check out a cool tricorder prototype with actual working sensors, discuss the adaptation of '90s PC game Myst into a TV show, and show you a racing game that uses projection tech to generate courses out of tangible objects.

By October 14, 2014


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


'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


'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


'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


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


We talk robot hospitals with the medical tricorder creator

Medicine will fail "very soon", says the man behind a Star Trek-style medical scanner, who predicts robot hospitals and patient power.

By June 12, 2013