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Scanadu Scout, the first medical home diagnostic tools

One year ago, we heard for the first time about Scanadu, a Silicon Valley startup with a great tagline: “Sending your smartphone to med school”. At this time, the small company raised quite $2 millions for a very interesting idea: a digital health sensor that connects to an iPhone via Bluetooth.

On last thursday, the start-up Scanadu was announcing that it is a few big steps closer to making that goal a reality, giving a few more details on the first three products it expects to formally start selling within the next year:

  • scanadu1Scanadu SCOUT, a palm-sized device, which accurately reads a variety of vital signs when held to the temple for a period of under 10 seconds, and monitors vital health signs such as heart rate and blood pressure,. The data collected by the small portable device are transmitted via bluetooth to a smartphone, where the Scanadu app will display pulse transit time, pulse rate, electrical heart activity, temperature, heart rate variability and blood oxygenation.
  • Project ScanaFlu, an automatic saliva testing device to check for the presence of one of five respiratory diseases: Strep A, Influenza A, Influenza B, Adenovirus or RSV, among other conditions.
  • Project ScanaFlo, a small plastic wand with a row of urine test strips that can check for pregnancy complications, pre-eclampsia, gestational diabetes, kidney failure, and urinary tract infections.

Currently, only the design of the SCOUT has been revealed. ScanaFlo and ScanaFlu are both still at the concept design stage. However, all three devices are set to be released before the end of 2013.

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