X Prize Foundation offers $10 million for innovative diagnostic device

WBUR's CommonHealth blog: Coming Soon: $10M 'Tricorder' X Prize For Self-Diagnosis
Jim, I'm a doctor, not a device developer! Remember how in Star Trek, Dr. McCoy could point his tricorder at things and magically -; oops, I mean, "scientifically" -; determine all kinds of chemical components and medical diagnoses? The X Prize Foundation -; best known for offering prizes for space flight and cheap genome decoding -; is about to put up $10 million for the invention of a medical device in the spirit of that tricorder: It must be able to diagnose 15 common medical conditions within three days, with no intervention from a health care professional (Goldberg, 10/20). 

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