The New X PRIZE Wants To Save Your Life, Star Trek Style

The New X PRIZE Wants To Save Your Life, Star Trek Style

The X PRIZE Foundation and Qualcomm are partnering to try to make the Tricorder — Star Trek’s famous health-diagnosing gadget — a reality. They are offering up $US10 million in purse money. This may be the most practically useful X PRIZE yet.

The gadget that takes the X Prize must enable a person to accurately diagnose themselves (without going to a doctor or hospital) and it has to be "easy and fun to use". This is one piece of sci-fi that I can't wait to have as a reality. Get to it, geeks!

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