Tricorder

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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.

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Tricorder
Star Trek franchise element
Actor George Takei autographs a tricorder at Midtown Comics in Manhattan.
First appearanceStar Trek: The Original Series
Created byGene Roddenberry
GenreScience fiction
In-universe information
TypeSensor
AffiliationStarfleet
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The original physical prop for the tricorder was designed by Wah Chang.