Homeland Security develops Tricorder

Science Fiction ideas from Gene Roddenberry becomes reality?

US are developing a Tricorder like device that can monitor a person’s medical condition from 10 meters away according to the Registry.

Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS’s) Science and Technology Directorate intents to start testing the notebook like device with US paramedics this autumn.

It’s not as advanced as the Star Trek tricorder though, it can’t diagnose unknown diseases and such. But it will use laser Doppler vibrometry and a camera to measure pulse, body temperature and muscle movement such as breathing.

The boys and girls at DHS’s S&T seem to be in to all kind of science fiction stuff. They are also developing a Puke Ray (Really?) and a Handheld Lobster X-Ray scanner (who name these things?)

Related to this is Future Trek-nology we can live withouton AMC written by author John Scalizi and To Boldly go on Waiter Rant.

Personally i wouldn’t mind faster than light travel and flying cars. But are society ready?

What do you think?