Another crowdfunded vital sign monitor

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/scanadu-scout-the-first-medical-tricorder

As the crowdfunding of remote health devices increases, another vital sign monitor has launched on Indiegogo.

Scanadu Scout analyzes and tracks temperature, respiratory rate, blood oxygen, heart rate, blood pressure and stress trends.  The company states that it accomplishes this in 10 seconds.

The device is still pre-FDA approval but quite promising. They claim that they can read systolic and diastolic blood pressure at 95% accuracy.  It looks like they are not reading oxygen saturation level.  We hope they’ll add it in the next version.

Eldercare monitoring system based on social connections

http://mobihealthnews.com/21650/lively-a-new-eldercare-monitoring-system-focused-on-social-connections-heads-to-kickstarter/

Lively is an in-home sensor network for connecting elderly loved ones to their families.  The system combines a series of wireless sensors, a data-collection hub and biweekly printed mailers that serve as kind of an analog social network. The basic setup measures medication compliance, food and drink intake and general activity outside the home.

Lively is crowdfunding on Kickstarter, with a goal of $100,000.

Crowdfunding peer-reviewed science and technology

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