A startup called Forward is introducing the CarePod, which it calls 'the world's first AI doctor's office.' CarePods offer AI-powered diagnostic tools for preventative care and monitoring in a self-service, standalone unit. Patients step inside, check in with an app and get access to vital sign measurements, biometric body scans and blood testing, with additional screening options to follow. According to Forward, its health apps can help people address a range of diseases, including diabetes, hypertension, depression and anxiety. All data collected during a patient's visit is transmitted to Forward's care platform, which uses a combination of AI and human medical staff to continuously monitor treatment response, identify disease risks and evaluate the health of its users. The company operates on a membership model, starting at USD 99 per month.