Imagine having access to your body’s vital information and being able to get it in the comfort of your own home. Imagine that the information you receive will help determine if you are ill and in need of more professional care. The concept in reality could literally change the when what and where we seek emergency room care. No guessing involved.
Walter DeBrouwer’s hand held body scanner, once science fiction in StarTrek, is a very real concept. The Scanadu will be released early next year. The Scanadu is a handheld device, pinched between two of your fingers and held against your temple to obtain a reading. The numbers: heart rhythm, heart rate, blood pressure, temperature, and oxygen levels in your blood. Imagine the power this information bears in helping a person to understand the effects of their diet, exercise, rest patterns, and overall lifestyle on overall health.