The 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.