The Tricorder

One of the most fascinating devices in the science-fiction TV series Star Trek was the Tricorder. This was a futuristic gadget that could instantly collect bodily information and diagnose medical conditions just by holding the appliance close to a patient’s body. At the time, this magical device seemed like an unlikely fantasy because most of us could not conceive how this small handheld contraption could scan an entire body’s organic parts. Today, the Tricorder is a reality.

"Fifty years ago, we lived in an analog world where sensors were not part of our day-to-day lives and the digital technologies we take for granted today were beyond the realm of our imaginations."

Published in by Rod Collins

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