Tricorder X PRIZE
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|Tricorder X PRIZE|
|Awarded for||developing a device that can "diagnose patients better than or equal to a panel of board certified physicians"|
|Presented by||X PRIZE Foundation (sponsored by Qualcomm)|
The Tricorder X PRIZE is an inducement prize contest announced by the X Prize Foundation on 10 May 2011 and subsequently launched on 10 January 2012 at CES 2012. The US$10 million competition, sponsored by Qualcomm, will stimulate the innovation and integration of precision diagnostic technologies, making reliable health diagnoses available directly to "health consumers" in their homes. The name is taken from the tricorder device from the science fiction TV series Star Trek which can be used to instantly diagnose ailments. A report in The Economist in December 2012  suggested there were many firms trying to develop the first medical tricorder.
- "Star Trek-style 'tricorder' invention offered $10m prize". BBC. 12 January 2012. Retrieved 12 January 2012.
- "The X PRIZE Foundation and Qualcomm Join Forces to Develop a Competition to Enhance Integrated Digital Health". X PRIZE Foundation. 10 May 2011. Retrieved 14 May 2011.
- Boyle, Alan (13 May 2011). "'Trek' tricorder could win $10 million". msnbc.com. Retrieved 14 May 2011.
- "Zehn Millionen Dollar für den "Star Trek"-Trikorder" (in German). Der Spiegel. 14 May 2011. Retrieved 14 May 2011.
- "The dream of the medical tricorder". The Economist. 1 December 2012. Retrieved 3 July 2013.
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