Pocket-sized optical imager no longer science fiction
Thomas O’Sullivan, assistant professor of electrical engineering, and his team are developing a powerful, pocket-sized optical imager that could improve the quality of medical diagnosis and treatment. It sounds like the stuff of science fiction, even to O'Sullivan:
“When envisioning medicine of the future, many think of Dr. Leonard McCoy, a physician in the original Star Trek series. Dr. McCoy used a handheld tricorder to scan an individual and immediately assess injuries or diseases in the body. We don’t have a commercial product like McCoy’s tricorder yet, but we’re close ..."