We did talk about the Scanadu Scout at the end of last year, but back then, it was more or less just a pipe dream. Well, fast forward to July this year and we bring you word that the Scanadu Scout will soon be able to usher in an era of Star Trek-like scenarios, where some might even call it a real-life tricorder. Coming in a sleek yet square form factor, the Scanadu Scout boasts of the ability to read your vitals in just 10 seconds, in addition to measuring heart rate, temperature, respiratory rate, blood pressure, ECG, and emotional stress. In order to use it, all you need to do is hold it to your forehead, and any relevant information will be sent over to your smartphone – regardless of whether it runs on iOS or Android, via Bluetooth connectivity.

The Scanadu Scout itself comprises of 106 unique components, where among them include an infrared thermometer, a trio of accelerometers, and a microphone. Both doctors and patients can use the same device, although the good doctor’s version of the app will feature far more detailed information. Just how accurate is the Scanadu Scout? It is touted to feature algorithms which are 95% accurate, so an accurate diagnosis of a person’s condition is pretty much there. The Scanadu Scout is currently taking pre-orders via Indiegogo for $199, with units tipped for a March 2014 release, and hopefully it will receive FDA approval by then.

via Ubergizmo.


About steventorresramos

I have over (24) years of Computer Aided Drafting & Design experience and over (16) years of IT experience. After graduating high school I attended a Technical College and earned an Associate Degree in Drafting & Design. I then enrolled at the University of Puerto Rico where I earned an A.S. in Civil Engineering Technologies. While attending the Univ. of Puerto Rico I worked as a freelance Drafter for a variety of architects and engineers. During my senior year I began to work for the firm Planning Management & Development in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Two years later I was offered the position at Mario Corsino & Associates, which later became InterGroup a medium size Civil Engineering, Architectural and Planning firm in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. At InterGroup I became assistant chief drafter where I was responsible for 20+ drafters & civil techs, and this is also where I began my IT training. In 2000 I decided to move to St. Petersburg, FL where I was hired as CAD Manager at Advanced Engineering & Design a small Civil Engineering firm established in 1998. Currently still employed by Advanced Engineering & Design I’m now the CAD/IT Manager. I have also continued to expand my knowledge base in both the IT & CADD fields through continued training, certifications, and attending Autodesk University. I’m currently an Autodesk Certified Professional proficient in AutoCAD, Civil 3D and various other Autodesk products. I have been the President of the Tampa Bay Autodesk Users Group (TBAUG) since late 2007 and a member of Autodesk Users Group International (AUGI) since 1996. I have an A.S. Degree in Computer Networking , a Bachelors of Applied Science in Technology Management and currently finishing work on my Masters in Computer Information Systems. I’m a licensed drafter in the US Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and a Microsoft Certified Professional. I hold certificates as a Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Server Administrator, Cisco Networking Associate Professional and Linux Administrator.
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