Multifunction Personal Health Scanner

The Dynosensor T2000 is meant to accurately monitor the following health parameters in real time — and to store the data for you, and share the data with health care professionals of your choice:

  • Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG)

    Heart Rate, Heart Rhythm, Heart Variability, “QRS” Complex Wave

  • Photoplethysmogram (PPG)

    Blood Oxygen (SpO2), Hemoglobin (SpHb), Carboxyhemoglobin (SpCO), Methemoglobin (SpMet)

  • Pulmonary Plethysmography (PPM)

    Respiration Rate, Breathing Volume, and Breathing Efficiency

  • Core Body Temperature

    Oral Temperature, Fever, Hyperthermia, and Hypothermia

  • Blood Pressure Change

    Arterial Pressure, Variation of Systolic and Diastolic Parameters

  • Smart Scale

    Weight, Body Mass Index (BMI), Body Fat Index (BFI)

  • Hydration Level

    Fluid Change, Euhydration, Hypohydration, and Hyperhydration

  • Activity

    Steps, Poster Position (Standing, Walking, Running), and Fall

  • Sleep Analysis

    Active vs. Non-Active State, Snoring, Sleep Pattern

With the above information monitored in real time, one could perform a mini-stress EKG, a mini-PFT, mini-sleep study, test for hypertension, anemia, carbon monoxide poisoning, hypoxemia, hypothermia, hyperthermia, obesity, sleep apnea, dehydration, movement disorder, fall detection, detect & track infections, and more — in real time. The data is analysed by the software included, stored in the cloud and sent to a practitioner of your choice.

This is still a far cry from a Star Trek Tricorder, but it is a modern-day instantiation of a good idea, which is better than nothing. Better versions will be coming soon.

Ideally, infants would have a tricorder-like implant placed at birth (or before), allowing an almost instant detection of any deviation from normal health parameters — providing high quality data for the person’s lifetime.

Dynosense Corp will be marketing devices such as the one described above, in China. Presumably, it will not belong before Chinese rip-off devices are available at much lower prices.

When combined with advanced blood testing and other sensors described in articles below, such a real-time wearable set of sensors could provide remotely located medical teams with important real-time health data on virtually anyone.

11 Startups Building New Generation of Medical Sensors

Medical Chip Does 100 Tests on 1 Drop of Blood

http://www.wired.com/2014/11/device-diagnoses-hundreds-diseases-using-single-drop-blood/

Program from the 2015 MIT Body Sensor Conference

Companies such as Theranos are paving the way for people to obtain and control their own health information — without having to go through government licensed intermediaries.

The next step is instant, real-time access to health data using wearable or implanted sensors — combined with “intelligent” diagnostic software and a range of treatment options wherever you are.

More on “wearable sensors:”

http://www.jacobsschool.ucsd.edu/wearablesensors/news.sfe

http://www.wearable-technologies.com/category/topics/healthcarewellness/

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2470806,00.asp

The information at the above links will only give you a hint of what is coming.

Massive, exorbitant, unwieldy bureaucracies such as “Obamacare” are throwbacks to dinosaur-era medicine. Monolithic government bureaucratic solutions are for the Idiocracies of the world. Isn’t it time to outgrow that sort of thing — and quickly?

Disruptive changes are coming to medicine, law, housing, transportation, food, energy, drugs, medical devices, self-defence, and practically every sector of modern economies. Rather than being crushed by the coming waves of disruptive technologies, wouldn’t it be better to ride the waves?

As Peter Diamandis says, “The best way to predict the future is to invent it yourself.”

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2 Responses to Multifunction Personal Health Scanner

  1. bob sykes says:

    You can’t get a device to test for blood sugar without a prescription. Many doctors don’t want you to have access to your own DNA scans. All of these devices will be under the control of doctors and the health insurers.

    • alfin2101 says:

      Glucometers are available over the counter in several US states, no Rx required. Doctors do not have the say-so over these things anymore. More governments are allowing medical marijuana — some even decriminalising pot for recreational use. It is not the medical establishment we need to worry about, but rather the monolithic payment systems, such as Obamacare and other giant third party payers that have influence with government and legislators. Also big Pharma.

      I suspect that Arizona’s “Direct Acess Law” will become more popular in different US states before long. https://www.theranos.com/news/posts/theranos-recognizes-milestone-in-new-era-of-preventive-health Allowing people direct access to their lab data and other medical data is a start.

      Once the wheel begins to turn in that direction, there will be no turning back — especially with the new technologies in garage synthetic biology, 3D printing of molecules, chemicals and drugs etc., and a wide range of maverick / outlaw labs and fabrication facilities.

      Ride the wave, Bob. Don’t let it crush you.

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