Health Scanner HUD

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A heads-up display that shows information about the vital signs and and status of nearby humans.
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Health Scanner HUD
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Type Gear
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The Health Scanner HUD is a tool which can be acquired in Barotrauma.


The health scanner HUD is a piece of equipment most commonly used by Medical Doctors to display the selected crew member's vitals from a distance. The number displayed in the HUD is the affliction strength, as a percentage of max affliction strength (not a percentage of vitality: afflictions have varying effects on vitality based on strength, and jobs have varying vitality). It can be used to choose the most efficient treatment for a given affliction.

It can also detect certain diseases and break disguises, due to its ability to show names as well as vitals.


To be used the health scanner HUD has to be inserted into the head slot, when equipped it will add a green border to the screen.

Hovering the cursor over another crew member or Creature within a short distance will display their Oxygen status, unconsciousness state, and a list of their Afflictions including their severity.

The health scanner HUD requires no power source to function.

  • Is the only craftable in-game item that requires 2 skills, allowing both Mechanical Engineering and Medical to be leveled simultaneously when crafted.
Misc. Gear