Following a head injury, patients typically undergo a CT scan to rule out brain bleeding. A new head worn device that scans the brain’s electrical patterns has shown tremendous promise in clinical trials, presenting an inexpensive way for physicians to make a potentially life-saving diagnosis.
Star Trek fans who refuse to acknowledge the superiority of The Next Generation, or the fact that there aren’t really any monsters under their beds, will want to upgrade their bedroom pillows to these plush phasers and tricorders that help ensure a better—and safer—night’s sleep.
Wouldn't it be amazing if we all had a personal medical scanning device like Star Trek's tricorder? Now the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE is hoping to make it happen. We spoke to some contestants to learn how they're planning to win part of the $10 million in prize money.
You've seen the iPhone accessory that can check your blood pressure, as well as the one that can monitor your heart rate. There's even one that can turn your phone into an electrocardiogram (ECG). But, now, there's an iPhone case that can do all of that—and more. Meet Wello.
J.J Abrams' Star Trek took the original characters in a new, wonderful direction, but that doesn't mean people still can't enjoy the boxy look of the original series with this sharp-looking tricorder replica.
Any smart phone can become a medical imaging scanner, performing biopsies and imaging scans on the fly, with the help of a small USB plug-in, say researchers at Washington University in St. Louis.