No More Doctor Pricks Thanks To Handheld Medical Diagnostics
Star Trek makes another appearance on this list. You’re probably kicking yourself about not having been the first person to think of a billion-dollar idea, especially if you’re a hardcore Star Trek fan. In the movie’s universe, the medical officers carry around devices called tricorders, which collect medical data from the patient. A database processed the information and delivers an easy diagnosis. In theory, they receive treatment based on this diagnosis. Since this movie, inventors created tricorders. A company called Qualcomm organized a competition to create the first tricorder. Because of the movie’s influence and the competition, the noninvasive device was born. A family-led team from Pennsylvania won the competition. They named their device the Final Frontier Medical Device and won $2.5 million, and it monitors your health and diagnoses illnesses from the comfort of your home (IFL Science).