X-Prize reveals plans for tricorder competition

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The most recent addition to the ambitious X-Prize stable is aimed at producing a mobile medical device, similar to those used on Star Trek, that can “diagnose patients better than or equal to a panel of board certified physicians.” Said device would allow regular folks to “quickly and effectively assess health conditions, determine if they need professional help,” and then decide on a plan of action. The Tricorder X-Prize competition is still in the planning stages and should be ready to launch sometime in 2012.

Engagdet says that it’s a tricorder competition, but it really sounds more like the medical beds than a tricorder.

via Engadget.

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