I'm a doctor, not a hardware developer

01/13/2012 | TG Daily

A group of tech pioneers are turning to science fiction, and the power of crowdsourcing, in hopes of developing a next-generation handheld medical-diagnosis tool. The X Prize Foundation and the Qualcomm Foundation are offering $10 million to the first person or team to engineer a device similar to a "Star Trek" medical "tricorder." The target: A weight of five pounds or less and the ability to accurately diagnose some or all of 15 given disorders and to capture health metrics such as temperature and blood pressure in 30 people in a three-day period.

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