to use the device you simply hold it against your forehead and wait. Results are synched from Scout to your smartphone, where you can track your health over time. On a basic level, you can see that your temperature or heart rate is elevated from the norm at any given time. On a larger level, you can also see potential problems headed your way by noticing abnormalities before they become physical issues.
This continues a theme I have mentioned often, digital scanning devices do in fact act like the fictional tricorder Dr. McCoy used on Star Trek. Four thoughts:
- The ability to generate digital diagnostics, that is a digital measure of a physiological condition is improving daily, getting better with less invasive techniques.
- We do not need a mega expensive machine to gather and interpret digital diagnostics. In many cases we can use our smart phone.
- The fact that smart phones are connected to the cloud means the data we collect with them can be stored and analyzed instantly at a remote location. Again no mega machine on site.
- People can use these devices themselves and do not necessarily need a highly trained professional to administer the test.