Medical “Tricorder” Scanadu Blasts Past Crowdfunding Goal

ScanaduMedical Tricorder Scanadu surpassed their crowdfunding goal in just 2 hours and now stands at $350,000 with 29 days left in their crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo.

The Tricorder name excites the Trekkies to no end – and it should.  While the technology is not quite present where you can wave it over a patient and a prognosis is displayed on the screen – we are getting closer with Scanadu.  As described on Indiegogo;

Scanadu Scout is designed to be a medical grade Tricorder using your smartphone and Bluetooth LE to emulate an Emergency Room in your pocket.

Whether you’re a Quantified Selfer, life-logger, Maker, medical student, techie, MD, parent with kids, parent with parents, teacher, educator, baby boomer, data scientist, pilot, mountaineer, athlete or mathlete…

Simply place the Scanadu Scout on your forehead for 10 seconds and in a snap, your stats Dr. McCoy (Wikipedia)are displayed on your smartphone.

Scanadu Scout™ gives you access to valuable data which your body provides every day. Don’t let your precious information get lost; use Scanadu Scout™ to analyze, track, and trend your vitals with unprecedented simplicity.

The pretail and marketing generated by this crowdfunding campaign is probably quantified as 10 times the amount raised.  The earned media has been both wide and deep, covered in niche press and main stream media.

Reward levels for this campaign went up to $4500.00 for a “Citizen Doctor” package.  But the heart of the rewards was at the “First Responder” mark.  For only $199.00 you get to act out your own Dr. McCoy fantasy as soon as March of 2014.  Supporters scooped up 650 of these devices as it was quickly sold out.


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