You know those fancy Tricorder devices we see Dr. McCoy, A.K.A. Bones, hovering over patients' heads and bodies? Well, fantasy just became reality. Scanadu, a Singularity University startup based in Nasa's Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif., announced last week it's raising money and taking orders for its latest med-tech breakthrough: Scout (pictured), a medical device that, if hovered over someone's forehead for 10 seconds, measures a number of the body's vitals -- including body temperature, ECG, heart rate, urine and even stress levels -- and, once synced, sends that info to a smartphone for easy monitoring and tracking. Scout will retail for $199 once it hits the market, but it's currently being re-released through an IndieGoGo campaign, where backers can pay and register to get their own personal Scout, complete with app as well as other bonuses, at a discounted price before the Tricorder-esque device hits stores.
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