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New Life-saving Devices Quickly Identify Health Problems

It can be a matter of life or death — waiting for test results from a laboratory about a serious health problem. But two small medical devices now in development can quickly diagnose some conditions, including the potential for a heart attack. The first, a “tricorder,” was given the same name as the fictional medical scanner used on the Star Trek TV and movie series. Diagnostic tool The real-world tricorder can also diagnose some diseases by testing blood, urine and saliva...

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