Very cool. I remember Spock using the Tricorder without the medical scanner Dr. McCoy used. The contest was concentrating on medical uses, but the Tricorder cool, however it is not being made anymore though you can find some on eBay.
In the television series "Star Trek," Mr Spock would use a Tricorder to determine the environmental conditions on new planets. A Tricorder is now available 300 years early for Trekkies (and other Earthlings) to use.
The Tricorder Mark 1 is a handheld device that acts as a weather station, an electromagnetic-field (EMF) meter, a light meter, a color analyzer, and a calendar. You can use the device as a scientific instrument or just for entertainment.
As a two-mode weather station, the device monitors atmospheric temperature and barometric pressure. This feature lets farmers, gardeners, scientists, and others predict changes in the weather and plan accordingly.
As an EMF meter, the device measures EMF radiation in the home, school, and office. You can make informed choices about where to place equipment and appliances to reduce exposure to humans, plants, and animals.
As a "colorimeter," the device precisely analyzes colors for artists, photographers, and interior designers. This feature lets agriculturists check the health of a plant by monitoring the color of its leaves.
The Tricorder also measures light and contains a calendar and clock. (It even tells the star date.) The device can compute, store, and communicate its data to other computers. The Tricorder costs $499. Vital Technologies Inc, Bolton, ON, Canada. (905) 951-1219.
Perinatal is not a disease, its a portion of a human lifetime (just ask your mother).
I'm with @Frago on this one. Sounds like more and more development labs have taken a lesson from the astrophysicists: the best "science" starts in the marketing and art department. Whatever these tricorders are, they aren't real until released for production, but they do qualify for feature length documentaries?
Thanks for the querey. Your vital signs are temperature, blood pressure, pulse rate, breathing rate and oxygenation (of blood).
Didn't elaborate on the 13 specific conditions, but diseases fall into categories including cancer, infectious (such as typhoid), parasitic, AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, cardiovascular diseases, and perinatal.