Final Frontier Medical Devices

About Us

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.

Basil Leaf Technologies was started in 2012 to develop interactive, consumer-­level products that empower individuals to monitor and improve their personal health. Basil Leaf Technologies' team, Final Frontier Medical Devices, is led by brothers Dr. Basil Harris, an emergency medicine physician, and George Harris, a network engineer. Their extensive accomplishments over the last 20 years bridge the fields of medicine and technology. The team brings together expertise in medicine, surgery, programming, signal processing, hardware design, medical sensors, user experience design, health policy and mobile tech.

Technical Innovation

The team created DxtER (pronounced Dexter), a tricorder prototype, for the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE competition. DxtER is a consumer product designed to monitor your health and diagnose illnesses in the comfort of your own home. DxtER functions autonomously, but can also share important information with your healthcare providers at your discretion. At the heart of DxtER is an artificially intelligent engine that learned to diagnose by integrating years of experience in clinical emergency medicine with data analysis from actual patients having a variety of medical conditions and outcomes. Included with DxtER is a collection of non-invasive sensors custom-designed to collect data about your vital signs, body chemistry, and biological functions. The diagnostic engine synthesizes your health data to make a quick and accurate assessment.

About Team Leader

Basil is a physician with a Ph.D. in engineering. He has been actively practicing emergency medicine for more than twelve years at Lankenau Medical Center on the edge of Philadelphia. In 2016 he was named a Top Doctor by Main Line Today for the third time. Despite his daily regimen of chaos in the ER, his engineering training is ever present. Basil received his undergraduate and graduate engineering degrees from Drexel and Cornell Universities. He has research experience in medicine and engineering with over a dozen publications. 

Team Members

Basil Harris
George Harris
Julia Harris
Philip Charron
Andrew Singer
Constantine (Gus) Harris
Edward (Ed) Hepler

Team Final Frontier Medical Devices - Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE

Team Leader:
Basil Harris
Paoli, PA, United States

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