Scanadu’s Tricorder Has Raked in $100K on Indiegogo

May 30, 2013
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Photo from Scanadu

Originally published on MedCityNews.

medical device

Photo from Scanadu

Originally published on MedCityNews.

Scanadu, one of the most high profile participants vying for the $10 million Qualcomm Tricorder X PRIZE, today lifted the veil on the design of its medical scanner via an Indiegogo campaign. And in a matter of a few hours, it’s exceeded its goal of $100,000.

The device, called Scout, is placed on the forehead for 10 seconds and measures a person’s heart rate, temperature, oxymetry, respiratory rate, blood pressure, ECG and emotional stress. Readings are sent via Bluetooth to a smartphone, where an app tracks those stats over time.

It’s built on the Micrium platform, the same operating system used in NASA’s Sample Analysis at Mars suite, and was designed by Yves Behar, who also designed Jawbone. For early bird buyers, Scout runs $149.

The startup, which came out out of Singularity University and is based at NASA Ames Research Park, launched the crowdfunding campaign to raise money and collect data for FDA clearance via clinical studies, which buyers can opt in to. First shipments of the device will go out in Q1 2014, it says.

More than 200 other companies and teams are expected to participate in the X Prize competition.