Tricorder X Prize
|Qualcomm 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)|
|Reward(s)||Grand Prize US$7 million
Second Prize US$2 million
Third Prize US$1 million
The Qualcomm Tricorder X PRIZE is an inducement prize contest, offering a US$10 million Grand Prize, US$2 million Second Prize, and US$1 million Third Prize to the best among the finalists offering an automatic non-invasive health diagnostics packaged into a single portable device that weighs no more than 5 pounds (2.3 kg), able to diagnose over a dozen medical conditions, including whooping cough, hypertension, mononucleosis, shingles, melanoma, HIV, and osteoporosis. The name is taken from the tricorder device from the science fiction TV series Star Trek which can be used to instantly diagnose ailments. The prize was announced by the X Prize Foundation on 10 May 2011 and subsequently launched on 10 January 2012 at CES 2012. Devices will be sent to the USA to be independently tested on patients during the winter and spring of 2015. According to the official website the prizes are now expected to be awarded in early 2017,
The finalists include:
- Aezon (USA) - Student engineers team from Johns Hopkins University partnering with the Center for Bioengineering Innovation & Design.
- CloudDX (Canada) - Team from medical devices company Biosign and led by company chief medical officer Sonny Kohli.
- Danvantri (India) - Team from technology company American Megatrends India and led by Sridharan Mani.
- DMI (USA) - Team led by Eugene Y. Chan of the DNA Medicine Institute partnering with NASA, the National Institutes of Health and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
- Dynamical Biomarkers Group (Taiwan) - Team led by Chung-Kang Peng of the Harvard Medical School.
- Final Frontier Medical Devices (USA) - Team led by brothers Basil and George Harris, founders of Basil Leaf Technologies.
- MESI (Slovenia) - Team from medical device company MESI, partnering with Jozef Stefan Institute, D.Labs, and Gigodesign, led by Jakob Susteric.
- SCANADU (USA) - Team from SCANADU, led by Walter De Brouwer.
- SCANurse (UK) - Team from medical company SCANurse, led by Anil Vaidya.
- Zensor (Ireland) - Team from medical company Intelesens, led by Jim McLaughlin.
- Finalists selected for $10M Qualcomm Tricorder XPrize, CNET, 27 August 2014
- 8 Star Trek Technologies Moving From Science Fiction To Science Fact, Forbes, 24 June 2014
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- "Star Trek-style 'tricorder' invention offered $10m worth prizes". BBC. 12 January 2012. Retrieved 12 January 2012.