Holy Spock! The Star Trek Medical Tricorder Is Real

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posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 11:10 AM
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Holy Spock! The Star Trek Medical Tricorder Is Real


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The device you're looking at is called the Scanadu SCOUT and, basically, it's a medical tricorder that will give you precise vital information about any human being within seconds, just on contact.
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posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 11:10 AM
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Oh if only it looked like it too LOL
Yes, everything we trek geeks have waited for is now available to us for Christmas LOL

All kidding aside, the only thing I'm still waiting for now is a better phaser and a flying car!



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posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 11:12 AM
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Live long and prosper II//



posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 11:19 AM
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If this is on the cards for the general public, then it's only a matter of time before people such as, employers, or governments make it statutory that itinerary and reporting of results are disclosed to them, Such as when you try and pull a sicky one Monday at work because you drank too much at the party the night before, but tell your employer 'I got the flu', he checks his email....'No you haven't'. Improved and improvised a little more and it can root out benefit cheats for the governments. After all, if employers and governments are handing out Ipads and such what's stopping them taking it one step further?



posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 11:20 AM
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Originally posted by winterkill

Holy Spock! The Star Trek Medical Tricorder Is Real


gizmodo.com

The device you're looking at is called the Scanadu SCOUT and, basically, it's a medical tricorder that will give you precise vital information about any human being within seconds, just on contact.
(visit the link for the full news article)



On contact? Pfft... wake me up when it can do it at a distance of 10-12"s



posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 11:20 AM
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Lol.. the tech in star trek is pretty primitive by today's standards..



posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 11:24 AM
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They have had forehead thermometers for quite some time now. This device is what doctors offices use, it is just mainstream.

I would actually say this is more star trek, though many EMT services won't be able to afford it anytime soon:

Global Emergency Resources



posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 11:26 AM
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That wouldn't happen, it would be a violation of HIPAA.



posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 11:27 AM
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And i have been looking for reliable noninvasive glucosemeter... and noninvasive realtime glucosesensoring and noninvasive insulin.. and none of these seems to hit the markets because keeping old system brings so much more money to big pharmatic companies... now they offer something like this when big masses can start to monitor themselves if they have fever or not..

1969 Man walked on the moon and still today there is no cure for type 1 diabetes..
is this really possible .. big money talks again.



posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 11:28 AM
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All it is is a pulse counter and thermometer in one package. It is not a big deal.

I understand how you feel though, they still don't even understand arthritis.



posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 11:32 AM
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Yeah you're right it would be, but saying that, how many rules are bent by employers and governments already? Legislation could be placed in order for it to be implemented with moderation. They way things are supposedly going at the moment, who's to say really. No more coffee for me today, I'm thinking too much.



posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 11:34 AM
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Originally posted by misscurious
Lol.. the tech in star trek is pretty primitive by today's standards..


Minus warp drive, teleportation, phasers, etc.



posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 11:36 AM
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So you really think that Congress is going to go out of their way to enact legislation, that would contradict HIPAA, so an employer can get your temperature reading if you call out sick?

The most employers can, and will ever be able to do, is request a doctor's note.

for one, employers, unless they are doctors, are not allowed to disseminate medical information.

Don't worry, your fears won't go anywhere.



posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 11:39 AM
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I was going to say.

In some ways, such as the touch screen, are surpassing ST standards. But a ST medical tricorder could scan you and see your bones, see your medical information, see any abnormalities, any drugs in your system, etc.
So there is quite a bit of ST technology we haven't caught up to yet.



posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 11:50 AM
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Originally posted by longlostbrother

Originally posted by misscurious
Lol.. the tech in star trek is pretty primitive by today's standards..


Minus warp drive, teleportation, phasers, etc.


All controlled by buttons and knobs..



posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 11:54 AM
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Originally posted by nixie_nox
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So you really think that Congress is going to go out of their way to enact legislation, that would contradict HIPAA, so an employer can get your temperature reading if you call out sick?

The most employers can, and will ever be able to do, is request a doctor's note.

for one, employers, unless they are doctors, are not allowed to disseminate medical information.

Don't worry, your fears won't go anywhere.



Well I'm in the UK, and it all depends on how Mr Cameron wants his remaining term to run, as I said in my original reply, it was just a thought, and I'm not fearful of it happening. My doctor called me, this was a few years ago, as my employer at the time had called the surgery to confirm my health issues. I was undergoing treatment for Hodgkins Lymphona which resulted in numerous days off, my employer at the time, unfortunately, didn't believe me. The Dr told me that she told him nothing, but called me to make me aware that it happenedand gave me advice.
Safe to say I got sacked, but only after 'my' contract was changed....another story. I was just thinking out loud, in my circumstances at the time, it would've been beneficial to me to have it mandatory. But also mentioning the flip side where it could obviously cause stigma between Employer and Employee etc. A thought worth mentioning I think, even though I might not be any good at writing down exactly whats in my head.



posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 12:02 PM
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Hi there. Try. medcitynews.com... . Title says it all.

Did see another system, also from the US, but it cost over 2000 GBP so did not look any further. Us poor plebs in the UK get bugger all in the way of inovations.

There are also spray type injections, that have been around for some time.

Good luck.



posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 12:14 PM
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You're thinking of the Original Series, no doubt. I think most people do when they think of how far we've come in technology, citing the communicators in particular.
In the later series, the, ah, interface is a lot more sophisticated. Yeah, we have touchscreens now, but I challenge you to find a voice-activated computer that can run a huge starship that has transparent windows and gravity control. Look beyond the buttons and knobs of the Kirk age...



posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 12:26 PM
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Ho Hum, Yawn....

Wake me up when they develop warp drive and we can chase those grey anal probing aliens right back to their own galaxy.



posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 12:26 PM
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Oh ok. I see now.

I don't know what laws you have in the UK to protect medical information, but in the US, we have HIPAA, which is very stringint about protecting people's medical information.

in fact, if you are out on sick leave, your boss can't even tell the other employees why you are out on leave.

Any violations can result in hundreds of thousands in fines, and prison.

Sorry you had a crappy boss.
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