Following its successful crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, Scanadu’s Scout tricorder is set to go to market in March 2014. The aim is to get one of these groundbreaking, Star Trek-esque devices into every home’s first aid box. ‘Disrupting the thermometer market’, if you will – one of these can tell you far more detailed information about your vital signs.
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Even more interestingly, the forthcoming Scanaflo urine test kit will allow you to measure the things like your liver function and kidney function with the aid of a smartphone app.
De Brouwer told me the story behind Scanadu’s mission as I asked her why this kind of innovation is coming from a startup rather than a medical technology giant.