In the late 1960’s,Â Star TrekÂ featured a fictional medical device, the Tricorder, a handheld device used forÂ sensorÂ scanning Â andÂ data analysis to diagnose a multitude of ailments non-invasively.
Now according to a post published by Wired Magazine’s Jesse Sunenblick, a $10 million X Prize is fuelling a race to make the Tricorder a reality that could possibly change health care in the future.
One of the contenders isÂ Scanadu SCOUT, a device thatÂ monitors vital health signs such as heart rate and blood pressure, developed by Belgian digital entrepreneurÂ WalterÂ De Brouwer.
The research to make the tricorder a reality takes place at Scanadu, a deep-science research lab atÂ NASA AmesÂ in Silicon Valley, set up in 2011.
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