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What goes into the first aid kit of the future?

What goes into the first aid kit of the future? A convincing case can be made that diagnosis, rather than treatment, will emerge as the better part of what constitutes a first aid kit in the future.This will be a recurring theme as we examine the other gadgets that are changing the face of the first aid.

Scientists develop a cancer-detecting smartphone add-on that's up to 99% accurate

Scientists develop a cancer-detecting smartphone add-on that's up to 99% accurate Researchers from Washington State University have come up with a diagnostic rig that can use a smartphone, a prism, and an ELISA plate to detect cancer.In the controlled settings of their lab, with the high-purity reagents they had to work with, the researchers were able to detect the cancer marker interleukin-6 (IL-6) with 99% accuracy.

Real-life tricorders are about to start consumer testing

Real-life tricorders are about to start consumer testing Lo and behold, the X Prize Foundation has taken up the challenge, and there’s a Tricorder X Prize to be awarded in 2017.” The Tricorder X Prize purse is $10 million in total, with no less than $6M going to the best in show.

These handy medical devices are inspired by the 'Star Trek' tricorder

These handy medical devices are inspired by the 'Star Trek' tricorder Two hundred years from now, medical tricorders like the ones depicted in Star Trek will be as common as tongue depressors.The reality, best embodied in two XPRIZE Tricorder competition finalists, is that the devices are somewhat ungainly and they feature distinctly 21st century diagnostic equipment.

Real-life tricorders are here 230 years early, courtesy of the Tricorder XPrize

Real-life tricorders are here 230 years early, courtesy of the Tricorder XPrize Tricorders are coming to the mass market, courtesy of the just-awarded Tricorder XPrize.Tricorders in the Star Trek universe are capable of scanning almost all species, making their wielders capable of diagnosing nearly any health problem.