While it’s not as geeky and fun as the tricorders you see in Star Trek movie franchise, a new wearable tricorder-like device can at least track both biochemical and electric signals inside the human body.
The science fiction version of a 23rd century tricorder, as seen in Star Trek: The Original Series, is a black, rectangular device with a top-mounted rotating hood, two opening compartments, and a shoulder strap. While the tricorder has gone through various iterations during the years the franchise has grown, the basic principles and uses have remained the same.
Unlike the Star Trek tricorders, the Chem-Phys patch is worn on the chest to record heart rate and also track levels of lactate, a biochemical that is a marker of physical effort, in real time.
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