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High tech health gives hope to sick and injured
San Diego Union-Tribune

A doctor named McCoy dazzled viewers when “Star Trek” debuted on TV in the 1960s. In mere seconds, the medical officer of the starship Enterprise could diagnose illnesses with a device known as a tricorder.

People began to wonder: Will such technology ever become real?

The answer appears to be yes. Scientists in San Diego are evaluating a tricorder that reflects the extraordinary advances made in computing, electronics and telecommunications since “Star Trek” first hit the airwaves.