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Fact Check: A machine that cures all your diseases in just 2.5 minutes?

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A viral message on WhatsApp claims that a company named Medbed has created a machine that can be used to “pick up any disease and cure it, in 2.5 minutes.” We did a fact check on the claim and found it to be completely False.

The Claim

The message shows a lady lying near a body scanner which is claimed to be ‘Medbed Body Scanner”. The message also reads, “Medbeds works on Artificial Intelligence and works will a lot of intelligence”.

The message, sent to us by a reader on out WhatsApp Tipline can be viewed below:

Fact Check

Are the images fake or altered?

The images have not been altered but they have been picked up out of context. The images when run through a Google Image Search clearly shows are screenshots from a science fiction movie trailer named “Elysium”. The movie was released in 2013. A trailer of the move, also available on YouTube, is embedded below. The images in the fake viral message can be seen at 0:47, 0:49, 0:57 and 1:03.

Is there such a bed called Medbed?

‘MedBed: Smart medical bed’ is a concept bed developed by Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). It is supposed to help patients to self help themselves when medical staff is not present.

Discussion about the bed can be seen in relevant research publications such as IEEExplore, BMC and Researchgate.

However, the bed has nothing to do with healing people in 2.5 minutes.

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Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can further read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

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