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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.


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Media Mentions

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?

September 4, 2014

Scanadu is one of 10 teams taking part in the Qualcomm Tricorder X Prize contest to create an affordable, handheld device that consumers can use to diagnose their medical conditions at home.

August 31, 2014

Many Star Trek gadgets have made the journey from science fiction to real life. NPR’s Arun Rath talks to Grant Campany about the XPRIZE Foundation's competition to bring the medical tricorder to life.

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