How awesome would it be if some of the stuff from Star Trek was real? I’d like to just be able to beam back and forth from the grocery store. It would also be cool if the doctor didn’t need to take blood to find out why you don’t feel good. This is where the Qualcomm Tricorder X Prize comes in.
The prize for developing a real and working tricorder that weighs less than 5 pounds is $10 million. This is a serious undertaking though and it may be more difficult than the X Prize given out to the teams that created the first private rockets.
One medical pro says that the tricorder would need to read metabolites to function. The catch is that current technology in lab equipment for reading metabolites is about the size of a Mini Cooper. There will need to be some serious slimming down of tech before this prize is won.
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