The tiny Scanadu Scout sensor takes vital signs in seconds, by simply placing it on one's forehead.
Leonard Nimoy, William Shatner, DeForest Kelley and Nichelle Nichols, from the original Star Trek series. Dr. McCoy, top right, is carrying that show's version of the Tricorder.
For the 1990s series "Star Trek - The Next Generation", the Tricorder got smaller and more portable.
Scanadu got its first round of funding through an Indiegogo campaign, which ended up accumulating $1.6 million over a goal of just $100,000.
The data is sent to a smartphone app for iPhone and Android.
The first units have started shipping to backers at the end of January 2015.
The Scanade is named after Xanadu, an ancient city of great splendor and scientific progress, made famous by English poet S. T. Coleridge
A black version is also in the plans.
The device is the brainchild of Walter De Brouwer, a Belgian entrepreneur who got the idea after his son suffered brain damage as the consequence of a fall.