A Singularity University startup called Med Sensation has released a prototype of a new device called the Glove Tricorder that contains sensors to assist medical personnel and may one day potentially diagnose cancer and other diseases. Med Sensation believes that human-human contact between a physician and patient is extremely powerful, so they sought to create a solution that utilizes the power of sensor technology and the benefits of human touch.
The Glove Tricorder, which is currently in the second prototype stage, is equipped with temperature, pressure, accelerometer sensors, and is designed to aid medical students and doctors in providing feedback regarding what they are doing right and wrong in their physical examination techniques. Soon however, Med Sensation hopes to add ultrasound transducers to the fingertips, which could allow patients themselves to check for breast cancer and other illnesses.
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(hat tip: Engadget)