Two Teams Win Big Money By Making Science Fiction Device Into Reality

April 18, 2017 02:02 AM
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In the science fiction series Star Trek, a doctor can use a handheld device called a "tricorder" to check a person's vital signs and diagnose illness. What once was imagined is now a reality. The Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE challenged scientists to develop a "tricorder-like" device to improve health care globally. The winners were recently announced in Los Angeles.