In the future, a Star Trek-style tricorder may become reality. For a $10 million X-Prize award, 34 teams of engineers and researchers are working to develop viable medical tricorders.
Under the terms of the Qualcomm Tricorder X-Prize, competing devices must diagnose 15 health conditions as well as a board of certified physicians.
While more than 300 teams applied for the X-Prize contest, only 34 participants have made it to the latest stage. Teams hail from countries like the United States, Taiwan, South Korea, Slovenia, the Netherlands, Poland, India, Canada, the United Kingdom and Greece. The full list is available on on the contest's website.
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