Despite the fact that the available products are a little bit far from the tricorder, we can expect they would come soon. You are going to witness powerful microscopes with smartphones that are able to making analysis for samples and photos. More wonderfully, sensors can pick up abnormalities in DNA or detect specific kinds of proteins.
In terms of gadgets and immediate solutions, there is a big expectation of many healthcare experts, which is having one omnipotent device by which users are able to diagnose and make analysis for every disease. In spite of that it was only on screen, it even materialized like what we can see from the medical tricorder named Star Trek. When the doctor made use of the tricorder to scan his patient, this compact device will then generate vital signs, other parameters as well as a diagnosis. It has played an important part for doctors.
As the healthcare technologies are being developed every day, we now live in a world in which similar devices, which used to be in scientific films, are now available. The Viatom Check Me Pro is a small gadget that can stack up such figures as ECG, heart rate, oxygen, temperature, blood pressure and so on.
Currently, there are a lot of companies working on similar projects on devices such as Med Wand that can measure important parameters and come with a camera used for telemedical purposes. Moreover, the BioSticker from BioIntelliSense is able to measure such parameters as respiratory rate, heart rate, skin temperature, body position and so on while being really small.
The whole Human Genome Project cost about 3 billion dollars for the United States government, which is a really huge amount of cost. In the previous year, the CEO of the company revealed that Illumina is still on its way of that technology. In other words, in the future, we will be capable of testing our genetic in a less expensive way instead of a general blood test whose cost may vary from 10 to 150 dollars for each test.