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Build a Tricorder, Win $10 Million

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PLAYA VISTA, Calif., May 13, 2011 — A bounty of $10 million will soon be offered for the successful development of a mobile device, inspired by Star Trek’s fictional tricorder, that can diagnose patients better than or as well as a panel of board-certified physicians. The X Prize Foundation, in collaboration with Qualcomm Inc., will seek to achieve this technology by fostering advancements in expert systems and medical point-of-care data such as wireless sensors, in medical imaging and in microfluidics. The Tricorder X Prize aims to encourage consumer empowerment in health care by extending the reach of health...Read full article

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