Sunday, January 15, 2012

Sci-Fi becomes a reality?

Just a few days ago Qualcomm Foundation and X Prize Foundation announced a $10 million Qualcomm Tricorder X Prize Competition for innovative technology which is expected to revolutionize healthcare as we know it today. Inspired by the legendary Star Trek, where portable devices called Tricorders were used for bodily functions measurement and analysis,
the founders are seeking new solutions which will combine artificial intelligence, mobile technologies, wireless sensing, imaging diagnostics, lab-on-a-chip, and molecular biology to provide personalized hands-on medical assistance. 
Are our smartphones going to be our primary care physicians of the (nearest) future?

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