For those of us who aren’t big Trekkies, the word “tricorder” won’t ring any bells. Allow us to catch you up. The tricorder is a handheld device that diagnosed medical problems simply by waving the device past the patient.
The X Prize Foundation is hoping to make this piece of science-fiction science fact by offering up 10 million dollars to the person who creates such a device. It must be five pounds our less and be capable of diagnosing “key health metrics and diagnosing a set of fifteen diseases.”
Full story at the BBC.
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