Tricorder X PRIZE

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Tricorder X PRIZE
Awarded for developing a device that can "diagnose patients better than or equal to a panel of board certified physicians"
Country Worldwide
Presented by X PRIZE Foundation (sponsored by Qualcomm)
Reward US$10 million
Official website

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.[1] 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.[2] The name is taken from the tricorder device from the science fiction TV series Star Trek which can be used to instantly diagnose ailments.[3][4] A report in The Economist in December 2012 [5] suggested there were many firms trying to develop the first medical tricorder.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Star Trek-style 'tricorder' invention offered $10m prize". BBC. 12 January 2012. Retrieved 12 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ Boyle, Alan (13 May 2011). "'Trek' tricorder could win $10 million". Retrieved 14 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "Zehn Millionen Dollar für den "Star Trek"-Trikorder" (in German). Der Spiegel. 14 May 2011. Retrieved 14 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "The dream of the medical tricorder". The Economist. 1 December 2012. Retrieved 3 July 2013. 

Qualcomm Tricorder XPrize