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Tricorder XPrize: 10 Finalist Prototypes

The XPrize competition promises to make Star Trek's Tricorder a reality of sorts, with the winning device a compact sensor for vital signs and a variety of diseases. Check out these mockups from the 10 finalists.
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Team: CloudDX (Mississauga, Canada)The CloudDX team was organized by medical devices manufacturer Biosign and is led by company chief medical officer Dr. Sonny Kohli. The centerpiece of the submission is the Pulsewave MAX device (above), the next iteration of Biosign's Pulsewave product already available in the market. It incorporates four separate sensor technologies: an upgraded blood pressure cuff, a blood oxygen sensor, a sensitive thermometer, and a two-lead electrocardiograph. Biosign said the device will measure the four parameters simultaneously and produce six additional measurements via cloud-based computer algorithms.

Team: CloudDX (Mississauga, Canada)
The CloudDX team was organized by medical devices manufacturer Biosign and is led by company chief medical officer Dr. Sonny Kohli. The centerpiece of the submission is the Pulsewave MAX device (above), the next iteration of Biosign's Pulsewave product already available in the market. It incorporates four separate sensor technologies: an upgraded blood pressure cuff, a blood oxygen sensor, a sensitive thermometer, and a two-lead electrocardiograph. Biosign said the device will measure the four parameters simultaneously and produce six additional measurements via cloud-based computer algorithms.

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Rich Krajewski
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Rich Krajewski,
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8/31/2014 | 9:04:05 PM
Been following
Been following this for several years. Wrote a paper for grad school more than 20 years ago showing why this kind of development faced opposition. Hope it succeeds this time.
David F. Carr
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8/28/2014 | 4:24:56 PM
Re: Tricorder successors
geeky, yet ultimately practical
jgherbert
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jgherbert,
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8/27/2014 | 10:15:33 PM
Re: Tricorder successors
*lol*

I loved when this competition was announced - it's such a beautifully tangible goal to aim for, with real uses in the field. I'm very excited to see what finally comes out of it.
Laurianne
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Laurianne,
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8/27/2014 | 4:23:37 PM
Re: Tricorder successors
Bonus points for sound effects sounds fair.
David F. Carr
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David F. Carr,
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8/27/2014 | 4:09:19 PM
Re: Global appeal
Heck, I bet you there are people competing in this who've never seen Star Trek and have no desire to ... but they care about broader access to healthcare.
David F. Carr
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David F. Carr,
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8/27/2014 | 4:06:24 PM
Re: Tricorder successors
But does it have that wobbly wa-WA-wa-WA-wa sound effect? Should have been one of the key criteria.
Laurianne
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Laurianne,
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8/27/2014 | 4:03:57 PM
Tricorder successors
"You take readings with the Scanadu Scout by touching it to your forehead." Interesting!
Lorna Garey
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Lorna Garey,
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8/27/2014 | 4:02:03 PM
Global appeal
I love that this is a global effort -- India, US, Canada, Ireland, Slovenia, Asia .... Clearly, the appeal of Star Trek has lived long and prospered.
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