New device developed by Tyto company can perform almost complete checkup of body and send results to physician, who will be able to make prognosis without meeting patient. Marketing of device, which is expected to cost $200, to begin next year
Can we finally put visiting the doctor’s office behind us?
A new device invented in Israel will perform an almost complete checkup of your body, and send the results to the doctor, who will be able to make a prognosis without meeting you.
The device is planned to be marketed next year, and its price tag will be approximately $200.
Meet Tyto, the world’s first automatic check up device. It is composed of a tiny camera and microphone and enables checking several body part: Ears, lungs, heart, skin, eyes and more.
The device stores the pics and audio in high definition, and then sends it the doctor’s PC, smartphone or iPad, allowing him to analyze the data and decide if the patient has a medical condition. Indeed, nothing beats a full body check, but the developers believe that using the gadget will allow skipping nearly half of routine health checks.
How does it work? First, Tyto allows checking body temperature by pointing it at your forehead. Then, to check your pharynx, you can insert Tyto until the edge of your mouth. For an ear check up, you place it gently in your ear until a high-res picture of your eardrum is taken.