Sunday, November 25, 2007

The Latest Advance in "Hands-Off" Medicine

The medical website reports on a new device approved by the FDA.

It is apparently able to sense pulse and respiratory rate without making contact with the patient. If I understand it correctly, it is also capable of alerting the medical staff when the vital signs change significantly.

I don't think that this technology really addresses any major medical issues but it is interesting for what it represents.

Note the comparison:

Now if we can just get one of those tricorders...

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