Hey, health and fitness geeks: here are 5 crowdfunding campaigns worth following

plerudulier:

Do we really need any of these? Seriously?

Originally posted on Gigaom:

If you want a peek at the future of health and fitness, look no further than the internet’s biggest crowdfunding sites. Every few weeks, a startup seems to be pitching a new gadget or service for tracking your activity, monitoring your mental state or even analyzing the bacteria that make up your microbiome.

In the past few months, health-related crowdfunded projects have gotten even more attention thanks to a record-breaking campaign and new kinds of sensor-based devices. If you’re into the intersection of medicine and technology, here are five crowdfunding campaigns worth watching right now.

Scanadu

scanadu1The clock is ticking on this one, but if you want to be among the first to get a Star Trek-like tricorder you still have about 40 hours left. In May, we reported that the Indiegogo campaign for the Scanadu Scout, which can determine an individual’s vital signs from a simple forehead…

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