Scanadu Scout emerging for crowdfunding

click to enlargeThe Scanadu Scout [TTA 30 Nov 12], so widely touted as a ‘medical tricorder’ going for the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE, listed on Indiegogo’s crowdfunding platform yesterday, and is already 3x oversubscribed at $311,000 with 29 days to go. Scanadu connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth LE and from a forehead readng calculates temperature, respiratory rate, blood oxygen, heartrate, blood pressure and stress. However it has no FDA nor CE approval, thus is being ‘quantified’ as a research tool not a vital signs monitor, so you too can be a Scout.  $199 now is the entry price but multiple package deals are still available, but you’ll have to wait till March 2014 at the earliest. Complete with glowing videos. Indiegogo, Wired UK.

News Flash: The Gimlet Eye just texted Editor Donna with a better name; the Scanadu Nirvana, for the altered state the hordes of Quantified Selfers (QSers) are undoubtedly in.

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