‘Star Trek’ tricorder becomes the real McCoy

The small handheld medical reader used by Dr. Leonard McCoy in "Star Trek" now exists, although in a different form. This real-life tricorder is a sleek, square device that works with your phone.

Called the Scanadu Scout, it can read your vitals in 10 seconds, measuring heart rate, temperature, respiratory rate, blood pressure, ECG, and emotional stress. Simply hold it to your forehead and the information is transmitted wirelessly to your smartphone. It works on iOS and Android devices

‘Star Trek’ tricorder becomes the real McCoy
You’ll soon be able to embrace your inner Bones McCoy. Decades after ‘Star Trek’ made the small device that could scan for vital signs famous, the medical tricorder is ready for prime time. Read this article by Mariel Myers on CNET News.

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