Pocket Doc might be one way to describe this project. You can watch the video and see what you think and granted there are some technologies that can come together here for some diagnostic purposes. I can also see the telehealth connection here to make it easy as well, but again it all depends on the links and the data included for that portion to work.
The company just received another $2 million in funding to continue on and we can see where this goes. Having a device connect to a smart phone is convenient but again my thoughts also go back to privacy and will they be selling information to keep the product and software affordable.
If you have not heard yet, there is an X-Prize out there for a Tri-Coder device who’s purpose is to offer a $10 million incentive prize to the team that can develop the first diagnostic device that actually works like the ubiquitous medical tricorder of Star Trek fame. The rules have been a challenge to put together as like everything else today, it’s complicated. BD
Is An X Prize Competition Methodology A Solution to Inspire Innovation in Healthcare Today? One More On the Way for A Tricorder
Meet Scanadu, an innovative health tech startup I daresay you’ll be hearing a lot more from in the future. It’s not the easiest of tasks explaining what the company is building at this point, but let’s call it a personal, mobile, auto-diagnostics product – they refer to it as a Medical Tricorder.
Founded in January 2011 by a team of entrepreneurs with diverse backgrounds, the roots of Scanadu actually go way back. One of the company’s founders, and its chief executive officer, is Walter De Brouwer – something of a legend here in Belgian entrepreneurial circles, and beyond.
He says he had the basic idea for a personal health monitoring service back in 1999 when he was working at the renowned Starlab research institute, which he jump-started alongside MIT Media Lab founder Nicholas Negroponte. And from watching Star Trek