Teams - Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE - Finalist V2

Congratulations to our Winners!

Final Frontier Medical Devices and Dynamical Biomarkers Group develop the first consumer-focused, mobile diagnostic devices inspired by the medical Tricorder of Star Trek®

Of the 300 teams that joined the pursuit of the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE, Final Frontier Medical Devices and Dynamical Biomarkers Group were both announced winners at the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE awards ceremony on April 12, 2017.

Final Frontier Medical Devices, a Pennsylvania-based team led by brothers Dr. Basil Harris, an emergency medicine physician, and George Harris, a network engineer, took home the 1st place, receiving $2.6M for their artificial intelligence-based engine, DxtER, that learns to diagnose medical conditions by integrating learnings from clinical emergency medicine with data analysis from actual patients. DxtER includes a group of non-invasive sensors that are designed to collect data about vital signs, body chemistry and biological functions. This information is then synthesized in the device’s diagnostic engine to make a quick and accurate assessment.

A second-place prize of $1 million was granted to Taiwan-based finalist, Dynamical Biomarkers Group, led by Harvard Medical School Associate Professor Chung-Kang Peng, Ph.D. and supported by HTC Research for their prototype, which pairs diagnostic algorithms with analytical methodology in a user-friendly device, all controlled through a smartphone.

Both teams exceeded the competition requirements for user experience, nearly met the challenging audacious benchmarks for diagnosing the 13 disease states, and with their prototypes, have taken humanity one step closer to realizing Gene Roddenberry’s 23rd century sci-fi vision. XPRIZE congratulates Final Frontier Medical Devices and Dynamical Biomarkers Group on their amazing achievements.

In celebration of efforts that inspire others to take risks and strive for “moonshots”, even if ultimately they do not win the XPRIZE, team Cloud DX was also recognized as XPRIZE’s first Bold Epic Innovator receiving $100,000, sponsored by Qualcomm Foundation.


Location: United States

Team Leader: Basil Harris

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Location: Taiwan

Team Leader: Chung-Kang Peng

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The Devices

Dynamical Biomarkers Group’s tricorder prototype

DxtER, Final Frontier Medical Devices’ tricorder prototype​

Qualification Round Finalists

These seven Finalist Teams competed in the Qualification Round for the $10 million Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE, the global competition to revolutionize digital healthcare. These teams were required to submit final working prototypes for the extended Final Round in Q3 2016, and were eligible to win Milestone Achievement Awards for performance in Lab Test Sessions and Human Test Sessions.

Location: United States
Team Leader: Basil Harris
First Place Achievement Award
Milestone Achievement Winner

Location: Taiwan
Team Leader: Chung-Kang Peng
Second Place Achievement Award
Milestone Achievement Winner

Location: Canada
Team Leader: Sonny Kohli
Bold Epic Innovator

Location: United States
Team Leader: Tatiana Rypinski

Location: India
Team Leader: Sridharan Mani
Milestone Achievement Winner

Location: United States
Team Leader: Eugene Chan
Milestone Achievement Winner

Location: United Kingdom
Team Leader: Jim McLaughlin
Milestone Achievement Winner

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