Klick Health

Qualcomm Tricorder X-Prize announces underdog winner

Editor

in
Read More

The long-running X-Prize for a medical tricorder has been awarded to a US team made up of family members led by brothers Basil and George Harris.

The long-running X-Prize for a medical tricorder has been awarded to a US team made up of family members led by brothers Basil and George Harris.

The device had strict specifications it had to meet:

This win shows the power of a strong skunk works team:

Final Frontier Medical Devices and Dynamical Biomarkers Group couldn’t be more different. The Washington Post called the end of the competition “A Basil and Goliath Story”: Harris’s team consisted (at least originally) of seven people working nights and weekends with next to no budget, whereas Peng had 50 doctors, scientists and programmers and the backing of HTC and the Taiwanese government.

The small US team won the $2.6 main prize but the work doesn’t stop there. The X-Prize foundation is going to continue funding the top seven teams to try and get products to market.

Two other stories from MobiHealthNews:

Source: MobiHealthNews

More About the Author

Klick Wire

This is the Klick Wire blog account. Here you will find archived versions of all your favorite Klick Wire stories. To get these stories delivered to your inbox every week, use the sign up form at the bottom of this page.

More from this author

Go from news to action. Klick Wire

Weekly Digital Health Newsletter

Klick Health will NEVER spam you. Read our privacy policy

Thank you! You're now signed up to get the Klick Wire every week - news from the world of digital health marketing.

Sorry there seems to be a problem. Please try again later.