This Qualcomm Tricorder Could Revolutionize Medical Diagnostics

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Sep 17, 2014
References: aezonhealth & gizmag
The Team Aezon Qualcomm Tricorder is a high-tech piece of diagnostic equipment developed by Krzysztof Sitko and Neil Rens as their entry for the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE competition. The competition hopes to spur advances in the field of diagnostic equipment, and offers a $10 million prize to the winner.

This Qualcomm Tricorder comprises three key elements -- the Arc, the Lab Box and a companion smartphone app through which information collected by the diagnostic equipment is presented.

The Arc is a wearable collar-like device that can monitor individuals' health metrics using an accelerometer, oxygen level sensors and other equipment. The Lab Box can carry out specific tests on samples such as blood and urine. Finally, the companion app collects vital data from the Arc and Lab Box and presents them in an understandable format while also offering relevant advice.