Founded in Silicon Valley, Scanadu is bringing a suite of health diagnostics products to market that enable consumers to better diagnose many common ailments with the power to monitor and measure their health.
Healthcare is rapidly becoming quantitative, a number's game - see the Quantified Self movement- Patients as well as doctors will be overloaded with "big" data. This will open up a massive market for auto-diagnosis. But this market needs tools, just like the mobile market needed a mobile phone.
One of the tools will be the medical Tricorder, inspired by Star Trek. This device is used by doctors to help diagnose diseases and collect bodily information about a patient.
Advances in sensors, artificial intelligence, mobile fluidics and cloud computing technology, along with the coming ubiquity of mobile phones, makes this suite of products possible.