Qualcomm Honors 'Star Trek' Inspired Device

The Qualcomm Foundation and XPrize have awarded millions of dollars to the finalists teams of the Qualcomm Tricorder XPrize, including a top prize of $2.6 million to Final Frontier Medical Devices.

April 6, 2018

Qualcomm Honors 'Star Trek' Inspired Device

The Qualcomm Foundation and XPrize have awarded millions of dollars to the finalists teams of the Qualcomm Tricorder XPrize, including a top prize of $2.6 million to Final Frontier Medical Devices.

Launched in 2012, the global competition challenged teams to develop a consumer-focused, mobile integrated diagnostic device based on the medical Tricorder from the “Star Trek” universe. The winning team developed an affordable device that can diagnose and interpret a defined set of 13 health conditions to various degrees, while continuously monitoring five vital health metrics.

The post-competition initiatives will see facilitated testing and R&D for continued Tricorder device development, including FDA support; securing relationships in retail so that, upon regulatory approvals, the device will be given international distribution; creating an feature-length documentary; an additional commitment by The Roddenberry Foundation to contribute $1.6 million toward the adaptation of the team’s Tricorder

devices for use in hospitals and communities in developing worlds; and more.

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