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Overview of Competition Guidelines

The Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE is an incentivized competition open for approximately 4 years. Teams must advance through a Qualifying Round and a Final Round of judging. Up to three teams could be awarded a prize in the Final Round based on device performance

Finalist teams will compete across three main categories: diagnostic, vital signs, and a consumer experience evaluation during the Final Round. The Final Round evaluation will occur at the Clinical and Translational Research Institute (CTRI) part of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), although the competition is open to teams from around the world. Teams will be expected to meet baseline standards of accuracy and functionality, but the winning entries will be the ones that score the highest across disease diagnostics, vital signs, and consumer experience. To emphasize the importance of consumer use and adoption, only the highest scoring teams from the consumer experience evaluation will be eligible to win.

The winners will be the (up to) three solutions achieving the highest score in vital signs, consumer experience, and diagnostics across a set of 12 distinct diseases as well as absence of conditions (see Guidelines for full details). This diagnosis must be performed in the hands of a consumer, independently of a healthcare worker or facility.

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