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‘Tricorder’ brings ‘Star Trek’ to medicine

    It’s hard not to think about Star Trek when you see Scanadu’s Scout health sensor.

    The handheld device is being promoted as a tricorder—a realization of the fictional scanning device made famous by the TV show and movies and Scanadu’s founder, Belgian inventor Walter De Brouwer, says that’s where he got his inspiration.

    “I’m a baby boomer, so we looked at ‘Star Trek’ as a business plan, not as a movie,” he said. LINK