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Monday, January 16, 2012

Qualcomm launches medical tricorder competition at CES. Prize? $10 million - Computeractive - News


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"No technology show would be complete without some reference to Star Trek and this year at CES there is a competition to develop a medical ‘tricorder'.

Launched by Qualcomm, the top prize is $10m it will tax the greatest minds. Announcing the competition Dr Peter H. Diamandis, chief executive of the X PRIZE Foundation, said there is a "dire need for improvements in health and healthcare .... But a viable solution has yet evaded one of the most technologically advanced, educated and prosperous nations on the globe.

"Integrated diagnostic technology, once available on a consumer mobile device that is easy to use, will allow individuals to incorporate health knowledge and decision-making into their daily lives."...

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