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NHS England testing 'Lab in a Bag'


the Tricorder (from Dr McCoy of Star Trek) competition is offering $10 million for a palm sized analytical/diagnostic device ! the NHS one will have to work hard to compete. interestingly the device is patient focussed... The winners will be the (up to) three solutions achieving the highest diagnostic score regarding a set of 15 distinct diseases in a group of 15-30 people in three days (see Guidelines for full details). This diagnosis must be performed in the hands of a consumer, independently of a healthcare worker or facility. Core conditions to be diagnosed 1. Anemia 2. Urinary tract infection, lower 3. Diabetes 4. Atrial fibrillation 5. Stroke 6. Sleep apnea, obstructive 7. Tuberculosis 8. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) 9. Pneumonia 10. Otitis ("ear infection") 11. Leukocytosis 12. Hepatitis A 13. Absence of Core Conditions The Elective Set includes: 1. Pertussis (Whooping Cough) 2. Hypertension 3. Mononucleosis 4. Allergens (airborne) 5. Hypothyroidism/hyperthyroidism 6. Food-borne illness 7. Shingles 8. Melanoma 9. Strep throat 10. Cholesterol Screen 11. HIV Screen 12. Osteoporosis Anyone fancy looking for a new job??

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31 Mar 2015

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