In January, 2012, Slashdot carried a story about the launch of a $10 million X-Prize for Tricorder design
. This year, at CES
, Timothy Lord met Alan Zack, who works for the X PRIZE Foundation
, and learned a little more about the Tricorder prize and what it's going to take to win it. "Ultimately," says the www.qualcommtricorderxprize.org
page, "this tool will collect large volumes of data from ongoing measurement of health states through a combination of wireless sensors, imaging technologies, and portable, non-invasive laboratory replacements." If the success of the Ansari X PRIZE
is any indication, it's a rational goal -- and the competition will be exciting to follow as it cranks up.