Node Handheld Sensor Looks Like Star Trek Medical Tricorder

Variable Technologies just put out several external Bluetooth smartphone sensors called Nodes.  The Node is about the size and shape of a roll of quarters, uses Bluetooth 4.0 and features an accelerometer, magnetometer, gyroscope, barometer, thermometer, altimeter  light-meter, humidity meter, heat-mapping, and programmable LEDs.  The device is currently working for iOS 4 and on several Android devices.

 

The device looks awfully familiar to a device featured on Star Trek The Next Generation – a Medical Tricorder.

 

Engadget did a hands-on with the device and grabbed some sensor shots:

Source:
http://www.engadget.com/2012/10/20/node-modular-ios-sensor-hands-on/

http://www.variabletech.com/

Shane Paris

Shane Paris

​Shane is the founder and Technical Editor-in-Chief here at That's It Guys. He enjoys Star Trek, 80s and 90s action movies, and everything tech related. Shane is highly skilled with computer hardware, software, and electronics.