$149 (about £96) clinicloud.com
What is it? CliniCloud combines a non-contact thermometer and digital stethoscope with a companion app – the idea is to help you diagnose family members’ illnesses without having to visit the GP surgery. And should you need professional advice, CliniCloud will wisely let you videocall a doctor via the Doctor on Demand service. When’s it due? July 2015. Why are we excited? CliniCloud may help take the mystery (and panic) out of self-diagnosis, while at the same time providing advice when visiting the doctor is difficult or impossible. It’s a 21st century solution for an age-old problem, and can take the pain out of minor ailments.