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Scanadu: the Medical Tricorder from Star Trek
For those familiar with the television show Star Trek, many may remember the Tricorder, a device that Dr. “Bones” McCoy used to wirelessly scan a patient to assess the individual’s medical status.
The California start-up Scanadu‘s website touts that a real-world and functional version of the famous prop is now available for those who backed it on the international crowdfunding site Indiegogo. The company’s website states that it began shipping its test version earlier this month and users have been posting images of the device on social media.
Designed by Walter De Brouwer, a Belgian entrepreneur, the device is called the “Scanadu Scout.” According to Scanadu’s website, this hockey puck-shaped device provides “valuable data about your body . . . just by placing it on your forehead.”
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