Docs, Don’t Ignore mHealth

Matt Mattox | Axial Exchange | July 16, 2013

In March of this year, a startup called Scanadu launched a crowd-funding campaign with hopes of raising $100,000. As of this writing, their campaign has raised over $1.4 million, which is the most successful campaign in Indiegogo's history.

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Scanadu will use the funds for the production of the Scanadu Scout, a device about the size of a double-stuffed Oreo cookie that can measure heart rate, skin/core body temperature, SpO2 (oxymetry), respiratory rate, blood pressure, ECG, and emotional stress. According to the company, all of the above will be automatically sent to your smartphone from the device via Bluetooth LE.