Israeli invention may spare visit to doctor

Published on Monday, 04 November 2013 by Webmaster

Israeli invention may spare visit to doctor
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.

To inspect your heart rate, you place Tyto on your chest as instructed by the device. It then records your heart beats, and when a sufficient sample is collected, it is sent to the doctor.

In addition, Tyto can also be used to take pictures of skin conditions and the eyes. Dedi Gilad, CEO of the company, states that the new device differentiates from existing smartphone applications (which serve similar purposes) in the quality of the samples which are unprecedented.

Furthermore, Tyto instructs users to point the device to the right body point, and only then takes a sample from the precise location.

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