The technology is currently about 85 per cent accurate when compared to standard physician diagnoses.
Here’s one example
Remember the medical tricorder? The all-in-one portable device that can accurately diagnose anything? Well, it sits somewhere in that spectrum. Medical tech has certainly gone smaller and more accurate, but we’ve yet to design a handheld diagnostic panacea. That could, however, change soon.
Back in 2012, the microchip company Qualcomm started the Tricorder XPRIZE Competition, which challenged inventors and engineers to create a device weighing less than five pounds that could accurately diagnose a fixed set of 13 health conditions (as well as continuously monitor five vital signs).