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.

The winning team will develop a Tricorder device that will accurately diagnose 13 health conditions (12 diseases and the absence of conditions) and capture five real-time health vital signs, independent of a health care worker or facility, and in a way that provides a compelling consumer experience.

Science Fiction Becomes Science Reality

Congratulations to our prize winners.

Final Frontier Medical Devices and Dynamical Biomarkers Group were both announced winners of the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE. With their Tricorder prototypes, our winning teams have taken humanity one step closer to realizing Gene Roddenberry’s 23rd century sci-fi vision by exceeding the competition requirements for user experience and nearly meeting the challenging benchmarks of diagnosing 13 disease states.

Cloud DX was also recognized as XPRIZE’s first Bold Epic Innovator receiving $100,000, sponsored by Qualcomm Foundation.



Registration Opens
Registration Deadline
Submission Deadline
Qualifying Round
8/2014 - 3/2015
Finalist Teams Design and Build
11/2015 - 8/2016
Re-Entry Qualification Period
Consumer Testing Starts
Q1 2017
Awards Ceremony

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Media Mentions

May 26, 2016

Now in its fifth year, the $10 million Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE competition — which aims to create a portable medical device akin to the fictional tricorder of Star Trek fame — is moving toward naming a winner in early 2017.

December 17, 2015

Transforming the fictional Star Trek tricorder into a real-life medical scanner has turned out to be harder than expected.

December 3, 2015

As global population soars, healthcare is reaching a crisis point: developing countries struggle with a lack of access while countries like the U.S. struggle to manage an inefficient system that spends billions on unnecessary care.

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