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8 Star Trek Technologies Moving From Science Fiction To Science Fact

8 Star Trek Technologies Moving From Science Fiction To Science Fact

Today, there are several companies vying for the $7 million top prize of the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE competition. According to the guidelines, entrants must be able to “continuously monitor five vital signs, namely blood pressure, electrocardiography (i.e. ECG, or heart rate/variability), body temperature, respiratory rate, and oxygen saturation” as well as “screen for over a dozen different conditions, including whooping cough, hypertension, mononucleosis, shingles, melanoma, HIV, and osteoporosis.”

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