If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(The Guardian Express)   Real life tricorder may be coming to a store near you. Dr. Crusher unavailable for comment   (guardianlv.com) divider line 25
    More: Followup, Star Trek, Scanadu  
•       •       •

1647 clicks; posted to Geek » on 14 Nov 2013 at 4:30 AM (39 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



25 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest
 
2013-11-14 01:43:04 AM
She broke Picard's heart... you can't forgive that.
 
2013-11-14 01:46:44 AM

hervatski: She broke Picard's heart... you can't forgive that.


He got over it.
 
2013-11-14 01:54:19 AM
WANT. That would be incredibly useful at the gym as well as at home. I'll probably end up calling it "the tricorder", though.
 
2013-11-14 02:00:47 AM

Bucky Katt: hervatski: She broke Picard's heart... you can't forgive that.

He got over it.


Bros before...doc...tohs?
 
2013-11-14 04:34:06 AM
I'd crush 'er.
 
2013-11-14 04:54:34 AM
Neat idea, but:

What's the liability if the thing says your kid is A-OK & you don't take them to the ER, then they die?

As with every other device lately, what is to keep the company from using the information scanned for 'marketing purposes' & violating the privacy of anyone subjected to it?  Is the data encrypted so third parties can't snoop it during transit?

I love technology, I really do.  I don't love the greedy ass bastards who produce/abuse it.
 
2013-11-14 05:33:43 AM
I was hoping for Spock's 8-track player that could read life signs 100 meters out.
 
2013-11-14 06:22:23 AM
I'd be more impressed with a food replicator
 
2013-11-14 07:23:35 AM
img.fark.net
Bones is not amused by your choice of Star Trek physicians.
 
2013-11-14 07:34:47 AM
So it gives you a diagnosis by comparing pictures on the internet? What could possibly go wrong?
 
2013-11-14 07:57:51 AM

Ennuipoet: [img.fark.net image 320x240]
Bones is not amused by your choice of Star Trek physicians.


That's because he's a doctor, Jim. Not idealized 1990s fap material.
 
2013-11-14 08:00:00 AM

somemoron: Neat idea, but:

What's the liability if the thing says your kid is A-OK & you don't take them to the ER, then they die?

As with every other device lately, what is to keep the company from using the information scanned for 'marketing purposes' & violating the privacy of anyone subjected to it?  Is the data encrypted so third parties can't snoop it during transit?

I love technology, I really do.  I don't love the greedy ass bastards who produce/abuse it.


Came here to point this out.  This company would disappear into bankruptcy the first time their little scanner says "mild rash" and it turned out to be "flesh eating bacteria".  Or the "mild cold" turned into pneumonia.  And I'm sure the terms of service will include the fact that they get to store, look at, and use every single scan you do with the device.
 
2013-11-14 08:18:15 AM

Cheese eating surrender monkey: That's because he's a doctor, Jim. Not idealized 1990s fap material.


The name of your Spice Girls tribute band?
 
2013-11-14 08:30:51 AM

Ennuipoet: [img.fark.net image 320x240]
Bones is not amused by your choice of Star Trek physicians.


It's like hearing some kid say, "Can you play 'I Think We're Alone Now' by Tiffany?"
 
2013-11-14 08:44:54 AM
 
2013-11-14 08:49:28 AM
You know, if Dr. Crusher had been unavailible for comment more often TNG would be my favorite Star Trek.
 
2013-11-14 08:53:24 AM

turboke: Cheese eating surrender monkey: That's because he's a doctor, Jim. Not idealized 1990s fap material.

The name of your Spice Girls tribute band?


Yup. You really should see me in my Union Jack themed sequined bikini.
 
2013-11-14 09:04:49 AM

Benevolent Misanthrope: WANT. That would be incredibly useful at the gym as well as at home. I'll probably end up calling it "the tricorder", though.


You can buy a pulse oximeter right now at any drugstore for like $40, or the same thing through ebay for $20.  It won't do the photo scan thing, but I suspect there are free apps that are just as dubious at diagnosing skin cancer versus eczema.  (seriously, anyone, if you have something weird going on with your skin go to a dermatologist.  Melanoma farking sucks and is incurable past a certain point).
 
2013-11-14 09:58:30 AM

Pentaxian: For those of you who are worried about what they are doing with the data.

That, of course, raises questions about how to protect the privacy of all this personal data, which health insurance companies would love to get their hands on. De Brouwer says that Scanadu, at least, will not give its customers anything to worry about on that score. "Our business model is not the data," she says. "We don't even store it."


Yeah, because that can't change.  I'm sure when some company offers them a stack of cash, or buys them outright, that won't change.
 
2013-11-14 10:03:27 AM
upload.wikimedia.org
"Tricorder!  Medical tricorder!"
 
2013-11-14 11:08:39 AM
It says go to the emergency room for a UTI? Seriously?

I think we've discovered one reason why we waste money on medical care.

I'd think that would be the sort of thing you'd try to get into your primary care physician for. Or worst case you'd go to urgent care if there's no openings. Going to the hospital ER for that really only makes sense if it's gone on for way too long. That's really only done if IV antibiotics are necessary (again, if it's a raging one). Otherwise it's just oral antibiotics and maybe a painkiller.
 
2013-11-14 01:10:26 PM

cman: I'd be more impressed with a food replicator


You sound fat.

I keed.
 
2013-11-14 04:10:18 PM
I bought a tricoder from Vital Technologies 15 years ago.
 
2013-11-14 05:07:56 PM
Tri-corder? Food replicator? Meh.

Holo-suite!
 
2013-11-15 11:17:09 AM

roughridersfan: Ennuipoet: [img.fark.net image 320x240]
Bones is not amused by your choice of Star Trek physicians.

It's like hearing some kid say, "Can you play 'I Think We're Alone Now' by Tiffany?"


Or "Proud Mary" by Tina Turner?

/I have actually been asked that and proceeded to force the person in question to listen to CCR.
 
Displayed 25 of 25 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report