The Scanadu Scout made Indiegogo history after raising over $1.6 million for their medical “tricorder” device. Furthermore, the company was set to buck the prevailing crowdfunding trend by actually delivering a product on time. Unfortunately, that won’t happen.
Shipping of the Scout has been delayed, but not before a handful of units made it out to backers. Scanadu will be replacing those units after catching a few faults in the original design. This was announced recently via the Scanadu blog…
From this first set of units, we identified that some of the readings weren’t working as expected. Since that moment the Scanadu team has been working non-stop to determine why the initial batch did not meet our internal design control standards.
The delay is expected to take 8-12 weeks to fix at this point. Backers seem to be taking the news largely in stride, thanks in part to Scanadu’s extremely intensive and transparent approach to backer updates and information sharing both during and after the campaign.
Having said that, that positivity could certainly erode with further delays.
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