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After his young son fell 36 feet from a window in 2005, Walter De Brouwer spent the better part of a year at the hospital. Nelson, his son, had endured severe brain trauma. In addition to a lengthy rehabilitation, Nelson required vigilant monitoring; his vital signs were checked daily.

For De Brouwer, a 55-year-old Belgian inventor and entrepreneur, Nelson

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They also make a gadget called Scanaflo that tests urine levels of glucose, protein, leukocytes, nitrates, blood, bilirubin, urobilinogen, specific gravity, pH and tests for pregnancy.

Combine these with the cell phone based EEG, ultrasound, and other miniature diagnostic addons and the medical toolkit is getting more portable all the time.

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Now if we can just get computers to do accurate diagnoses, we can forget about doctors. :laugh:

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Considering that it's predicted a supercomputer will soon fit in a cell phone sized case -

http://www.economist.com/blogs/babbage/2013/02/computer-aided-medicine

Doctor Watson

Computer-aided medicine

TWO years ago IBM attracted a lot of admiring publicity when its

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Somebody should tell him abut this... http://www.qualcommtricorderxprize.org

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