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A $10 million competition to bring healthcare to the

palm of your hand

Imagine a portable, wireless device in the palm of your hand that monitors and diagnoses your health conditions. That’s the technology envisioned by this competition, and it will allow unprecedented access to personal health metrics. The end result: Radical innovation in healthcare that will give individuals far greater choices in when, where, and how they receive care. Learn more about the competition


Congratulations to our official Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE teams.  Stay tuned for more in-depth team information and insights as the competition begins.  For now, see who they are, where they’re from, what they like to call themselves.   It’s on.


Prize Progress

Media Mentions

February 16, 2015

It may have seemed that Mr Spock’s Tricorder would remain firmly in science fiction. But a gadget that can be used to diagnose an illness simply by holding it to the forehead, is now in the hands of consumers.

January 2, 2015

A standing joke in Silicon Valley is that the smartest people go into online advertising, virtual currency, or dumb online games. And you surely have to wonder what has gone wrong when the industry’s heavy hitters and venture capitalists provide $1.5 million to seed a useless app such as Yo.

October 6, 2014

The original Star Trek TV series (or TOS to you Trekkies) has a special place in my heart, and I’m not even sure why.  Did I love it because I love science fiction? Or do I love science fiction because I loved Star Trek? Did I want to become a scientist/engineer because I watched Star Trek?

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