The 'Treo' Could Let Medical Professionals Take Body Scans Anywhere

By: Joey Haar - Jul 19, 2016
References: behance.net & yankodesign
At approximately the size of an everyday laptop, the 'Treo' is a concept device that could make body scans easy and portable. Today, receiving 2D or 3D medical imaging takes an immense amount of time and money, with fMRIs and CT scans often taking months to book and costing insurers thousands of dollars. The Treo has the potential to circumvent this entire process, bringing professional-grade body scans out of the hospital and into the world.

The Treo concept incorporates a flexible, wraparound design, allowing imaging to be done in 3D for extremities while still keeping 2D functionality for larger body parts. The medical device also comes in tandem with a Wifi-connected app that can separate the image into three tiers: hard tissue, soft tissue, and fluids.

Portable body scans can democratize the medical field, cutting the price of care and allowing anyone, anywhere, to get thorough treatment.