Star Trek’s Medical Tricorder Becoming a Reality

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  • January 31,2017
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Already crowned a finalist in Qualcomm’s new XPRIZE competition, Cloud DX is poised to revolutionize personal medical care with its tricorder diagnostic device. Cloud DX, short for Cloud Diagnostics, uses giant magnetic resistance technology to measure almost any disease or condition for just a few dollars and 15 minutes of the user’s time.

Personalized Medical Care

“Imagine a black box for your life,” President and CEO Robert Kaul said in an interview with Futurism. “If something goes wrong, your doctor has an instant record of exactly what went wrong.”
The two-year-old Brooklyn start-up thinks in just a few short years, everyone will be using the cloud to store critical medical data. “We aim to create and produce actionable diagnostics using the medical intelligence gathered in the cloud,” Kaul said. “This will translate into medical care perfectly tailored to your needs, your body, your biology.”

Giant Magnetic Resistance Technology

Using a variety of intuitive sensors, Kaul’s portable tricorder device is an all-in-one device capable of diagnosing all types of conditions and diseases. “We have an artificial intelligence engine in the cloud that analyzes the data and provides an almost instant diagnosis.”

 

The base of the tricorder houses patient saliva, blood and urine samples. Syringes containing microscopic magnets are then added to the system, bound together with antibodies, and with the help of an electric current can identify certain diseases. When asked how many diseases the Cloud DX tricorder can identify, Kaul replied, “It can identify any disease that reacts to antibodies – any bacteria, any virus.”

1st Wearable Vital Sign Monitor

If Kaul’s tricorder device wasn’t cool enough, Cloud DX has a continuous vital sign monitor prototype that allows users to monitor their health in real-time. For days on end, a user can take snapshots of their health whether it’s the results from an ECG signal or a blood pressure monitor. According to the Kaul, this is the first wearable device that delivers this type of data to a cloud-based platform. “This may not matter as much to young people that are fit and healthy, but it does matter to those people who are elderly, suffering from chronic disease, and people whose health is fragile,” Kaul said.

 

“In a perfect world, one day we’ll all have this baseline data from devices like this but even more advanced.”