Sunday, September 15, 2013

The Tricorder Is Here, And I've Used It On Myself

This is a post in ReadWriteBody, an ongoing series where ReadWrite covers networked fitness and the quantified self. Most of the gadgets and apps I've tested for ReadWriteBody are geared towards fitness: getting healthier, not detecting illness. That may be a result of the tech industry's bias towards the fit getting fitter—the kind of insular thinking that led to venture capitalists passing over nutrition-tracking site MyFitnessPal until it got too big to ignore. We have too many devices and services for runners and gym rats, and not enough for moms and dads worried about sick kids or aging parents. Scanadu, which ReadWrite recently named as one of 10 healthcare startups to watch this year, may have the answer.

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