Is there a doctor in the phone?
The purpose of this product, Scanadu, is “to putthe complete diagnostic experience of a major clinic into a smartphone.”
If it comes to fruition (fingers crossed), Scanaduwill enable a user to track vital signs without touching the body and then convey that info to medical professionals in waiting. The projected launch date of the innovative personal device is late 2013.
“I want to make it a social part of our own DIY kit,” he [the inventor] explains. This would eventually lead to what he calls “empathy networks” of both doctors and patients.