'Star Trek' style medical tricorder becomes a reality

Washington, ANI | Updated : 17 February 2015, 01:20 PM

The legendary Tricorder from the movie ‘Star Trek’ is now a real medical device developed by scientists recently.

In 2013, a man bilked investors into funding a medical device that worked like the Star Trek tricorder and he even named it after the grumpy doctor who used in on the iconic show, The “McCoy Home Health Tablet,” the CNN reported.

The device works by placing it on a patient’s forehead. In a matter of seconds, a sensor measures vitals such as heart rate , temperature, blood pressure, and oxygen levels. It even provides a complete ECG reading.

The Scanadu is the invention of Walter De Brouwer, a Belgian entrepreneur, who came up with the idea after his son suffered brain damage from a fall.

First Published: Tuesday, February 17, 2015 01:12 PM

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