Scanadu gadgets to bring vital signs data to your smartphone

November 30, 2012
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Scanadu, a company that aims to make consumer products to help users in monitoring vital signs and record them on a portable device which connects to a smartphone, has unveiled some new toys: the Scanadu SCOUT, Project ScanaFlu and Project ScanaFlo.

Scanadu SCOUT monitors vital health signs such as heart rate and blood pressure. The Project ScanaFlu is an automatic saliva testing device that scans for diseases that cause pain such as Strep Throat. Lastly, the Project ScanaFlo is a urine tester device that can be used to detect things like pregnancy and dehydration in the body.

Scanadu wants make you check the data related to your body’s health as often as you usually check your email. After one year of fund-raising, Scanadu has made significant progress, and the company expects to start selling these three products before the end of next year.

While Scanadu’s concepts and prototypes are impressive to say the least, they are yet to get FDA’s approval before they can hit the market. Not to mention the funding the company still needs for large scale production. But you can expect Scanadu products to be inexpensive when they hit the market.

If Scanadu is able to pull this off then it will truly revolutionize the way people monitor their vital signs and other health-related parameters, as it will digitalize the data and provide more in depth and real-time information to users that also purchase some of the powerful smartphones of today, Android devices included.

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