Building A Global Health Sensing Network From Star Trek-Inspired Devices

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The $10 million Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE is an effort to make science fiction a reality. It takes the imaginary concept of the medical tricorder–the futuristic diagnostic device used on Star Trek–and aims to get it into the field, where it can conduct diagnostic tests for a minimum of 15 real-life conditions. It’s a case of life imitating art.

Launched in 2012, the challenge has attracted 33 teams so far. We’ve covered a couple of the ideas here, including the Scanadu scanner and the Senstore. The University of California, San Diego, has another leading contender, a project called OASIS.

Source: Fast Co.Exist (link opens in a new window)

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