Here comes a connected device that can measure fertility, testosterone, vitamin D and inflammation, while testing you for the flu. But how valuable is this data without rigorous science backing up the tests?
The electronics inside today’s hottest connected devices are often custom and difficult to engineer because the big chip firms don’t offer the information entrepreneurs need. How can the industry fix this?
Scanadu wants to put the resources of a doctor’s office in the palm of your hand, and has raised $10.5 million to do so. It’s also beginning FDA trials for its Scanadu Scout diagnostic device.
People are excited about the Scout device that tracks your vitals with a 10-second scan. But outside of the consumer promise, the company behind the Scout and others are also changing clinical trials.
Walking and running centric personalized health devices like Nike FuelBand and Jawbone Up will soon have company in the market place, thanks to Scanadu, which is making a vital health signs monitor, Scanadu Scout. Soon to follow, Scanadu Flu and other gadgets, FDA willing, of course.