SCiO–Your Tricorder Is Ready, Sir.

By on May 4, 2014 7:19:15 AM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

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This is a little hand held (between 2 fingers!) molecular scanner that can identify the chemicals in the substance you’re testing…from a pill found next to a child’s crib to an apple (is it ripe or rotten?) to how many calories are in that meal or, does your plant need water?

This really will change the world, folks. It’ll turn out to be one of Kickstarter’s super successes…in less than 2 hours it raised $218,000.

Watch the video here: http://nocamels.com/2014/04/scio-will-change-the-way-we-interact-with-the-world-around-us/?utm_source=activetrail&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nc30.4.14

How does this magic work? Simple. When IR light is shined on whatever you’re checking, molecules are excited and emit energy according to their spectrum, much like n NMR image only with IR, not magnetic fields or a conventional spectroscope.

This optical fingerprint is sent by your smartphone to ConsumerPhysics and matched in its library. The information is then sent back to you.

Want to know more? There are two pdf files on the ConsumerPhysics website.

So…how big is it? Take a look at the link below or just above.

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May 4, 2014 1:31:43 PM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

Eric Topol, MD, from Scripps, did a remarkable presentation at a meeting I attended a couple of years ago on the potential for this type of monitoring and early warning using mobile tech.

No visuals, but here's a link to an interview he did on the subject.  Fascinating stuff.

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May 4, 2014 3:51:48 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I agree! I did see a lot of his articles and found them fascinating, Daiwa.

This scanner has great potential for Paramedics and first responders as well...in poisoning, chemical spills and even military uses.

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May 8, 2014 10:32:19 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Hey Doc, finally, you get a tricorder to go with your badge!   

I suspect one of the first widespread uses of your new tricoder will be by drug enforcement police/military personnel. 

All these new techs, rolling out so rapidly - we really are creating a brave new world (negative connotation not intended).  I recently watched a very old move, one of the very first to be made:  Things to Come.  We are creating so many new tools and wonders.  Drop one of the passengers from the Mayflower into any modern city and they would most likely feel they are surrounded by magic.  We make and do such wondrous things.  Such wonderful potentials. 

I embrace all this wonder, ingenuity, and the drive of the human spirit (or intellect) to seek out the mysteries of the universe and adapt the new knowledge to make things better.  Lets just hope its better for all of us, and not just the chosen few.

 

 

 

 

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May 8, 2014 11:11:49 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting ElanaAhova,
Hey Doc, finally, you get a tricorder to go with your badge! 

Indeed...

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May 8, 2014 11:19:41 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

very cool! 

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May 12, 2014 4:32:39 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Would be good if said scanner could test politicians for bullshit.

Oh wait, we don't need to test em' for that, do we! 

Okay, can this gadget tell us how deep it is, then?

Seriously, though, this little scanner could prove ever-so useful in hundreds of situations across the spectrum. As has already been suggested, the authorities checking suspects for drugs, etc, but more importantly, how useful such a device could be for doctors who need quick results in order to complete a diagnosis of patients presenting with various ailments/symptoms, etc.

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May 12, 2014 11:48:59 PM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

Quoting starkers,
Would be good if said scanner could test politicians for bullshit.

Had me worried there.

 

For one sentence.

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