29 Apr 2017

Doctor in a box: a diagnosis machine

From This Way Up, 12:15 pm on 29 April 2017
Brothers George, Basil, and Gus Harris of Final Frontier Medical Devices

Brothers George, Basil, and Gus Harris of Final Frontier Medical Devices Photo: Photo credit to XPRIZE Foundation

DxtER is a Medical Tricorder from Basil Leaf Technologies

DxtER is a Medical Tricorder from Basil Leaf Technologies Photo: (XPrize Foundation).

A medical device inspired by Star Trek and powered by artificial intelligence can test for 13 different medical conditions without a doctor in sight.

Basil Harris is an accident and emergency doctor who designed the DxtER - a diagnosis machine that's won an international competition organised by the X Prize Foundation and worth millions of dollars.

"An inevitable revolution in healthcare is coming. In this revolution, the consumers are the drivers and technology is the equaliser" - Basil Harris.

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