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Hybrid technology could make Star Trek-style tricorder a reality

Scientists at the Univ. of Southampton are aiming to develop a handheld testing device to provide same day diagnosis from a patient’s bedside.
In the fictional Star-Trek universe, the tricorder was used to remotely scan patients for a diagnosis. The new device could replace the current conventional diagnostic method, which is lengthy and is limited to single point measurements, due to the prohibitive costs and sample volumes required, preventing continuous monitoring of disease

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