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Popping the Bubbl Podcast:

May 12, 2017 || Pete A. Turner

This episode of Popping the Bubbl has Jon filling in as co-host for Sandra who was busy making the SFNew Tech and Latina Geeks events happen. Jon and I traveled to theXPrize offices in LA to meet and interview Dr. Basil Harris, members of his family and team.

Dr. Basil Harris and his brother George formed Basil Leaf Technologies in 2012. Their goal -- to create a tricorder just like the one used in Star Trek. Four years later the Harris brothers and their team presented DxtER™ which ultimately won First Prize in the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE competition.   . . .  more

Listen to the whole story: Meet DxtER™the Tricorder

Radio New Zealand: Doctor in a box: a diagnosis machine

From This Way Up, 12:15 pm on 29 April 2017

A medical device inspired by Star Trekand powered by artificial intelligence can test for 13 different medical conditions without a doctor in sight.

Basil Harris is an accident and emergency doctor who designed the DxtER - a diagnosis machine that's won an international competition organised by the X Prize Foundation and worth millions of dollars.   . . .  more

Listen to the whole story: Doctor in a box: a diagnosis machine

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Science News for Students

Star Trek gets closer to becoming home tech

Winners of an invention contest built handheld medical devices inspired by science fiction.

By STEPHEN ORNES  ||  MAY 2, 2017

A half-century ago, the television series Star Trek introduced the world to the idea of a handheld device called a tricorder. It had a range of functions, including medical ones. For example, it easily diagnosed injuries and disease in the Starfleet crew. Now, aspects of this science fiction invention are becoming reality. A device called DxtER has just won a multi-million-dollar competition. One day soon, the winners hope, such a tricorder-like device might become part of regular home health care — much like a medical thermometer is today.