A tricorder is a fictional handheld sensor that exists in the Star Trek universe. The tricorder is a multifunctional hand-held device that can perform environmental scans, data recording, and data analysis; hence the word "tricorder" to refer to the three functions of sensing, recording, and computing. In Star Trek stories the devices are issued by the fictional Starfleet organization.
|Star Trek franchise element|
|First appearance||Star Trek: The Original Series|
|Created by||Gene Roddenberry|
The original physical prop for the tricorder was designed by Wah Chang.