Make it so…

16 Jan

The Qualcomm Tricorder X Prize set the challenge for someone to build a medical tricorder capable of capturing “key health metrics and diagnosing a set of 15 diseases”. If you manage this amazing feet the prize money of $10m will be yours.

I’m not sure if I’m proud or embarrassed to know what a tricorder is, but for those of you who don’t it is a fictional  multifunction handheld device used for sensor scanning, data analysis, and recording data, from the fictional universe of Star Trek.

Amazingly the aim of the challenge is not souly to become King of the Trekies, and a nerd god; but Peter Diamandis, the foundation chairman hopes the tricorder will revolutionise healthcare.

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