Friday, December 06, 2013

Real-World Star Trek Tricorder Raises $10.5 Million in Funding

The real-world device inspired by Star Trek's tricorder just took one step closer to becoming a reality.

Scanadu, the startup behind a small handheld scanner that measures a patient's vital signs like heart rate and temperature, announced $10.5 million in funding from multiple investors on Tuesday. Relay Ventures led the new investment, which included former Yahoo cofounder and CEO Jerry Yang, that brings the company's total raised to $14.7 million. This will be used to expand the Scanadu team as it seeks FDA approval for the device called Scanadu Scout, said CEO Walter De Brouwer.

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Aunk's commentary.

This is great I will be a customer for sure. I always take my own vitals in between my 6mo Doctor check ups. Now the big one to crack is Blood Pressure without a cuff of any kind a remote blood pressure sensor would be worth its weight in gold. There are Iphone Bluetooth BP devices now and Iphone diabetes devices but to do it in Tricorder mode now that is something.


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Radio Free America said...

I work for a health care device provider. I will have to share this. Thanks

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