Galileo Analytics Co-Founder Anna McCollister-Slipp will join a select group of engineering, medical and design leaders who will gather next week at the Los Angeles headquarters of the XPRIZE Foundation to judge the qualifying round for the prestigious Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE competition.
Sponsored by the Qualcomm Foundation, the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE is a $10 million global competition to stimulate innovation and integration of diagnostic technologies, bringing reliable health information directly to consumers. Modeled after the “Tricorder” device used on the TV series Star Trek, the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE aims to produce an easy-to-use wireless, sensor-driven technology that will accelerate the move toward the consumerization of complex medical diagnostics and care.
McCollister-Slipp is among 22 judges chosen to review the applications. Collectively, the judging panel represents some of the top global leaders in the fields of medical device and sensor engineering, digital medicine and human factors design. McCollister-Slipp will judge the user interface and user experience elements of the proposed devices, which will comprise 45% of the total score.
The qualifying round judging session marks the mid-point of the 3.5-year contest. The teams chosen to move on to the final competition will have eight months to build and perfect their Tricorder device prior to the consumer judging round in mid-2015.
About the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE
The Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE is a $10 million global competition to stimulate innovation and integration of diagnostic technologies, bringing reliable health information directly to consumers. Wireless sensors will continuously measure an individual’s state of health, enabling a person to see hidden patterns of health, wellness, and sickness in their body. The convenience and flexibility of having access on a mobile device creates a desirable means to take earlier actions for health — before a person is seriously ill. These breakthroughs in diagnostic technology and usability will ultimately revolutionize access to health on a global scale – putting healthcare in the palm of your hand.
XPRIZE is the leading organization solving the world’s Grand Challenges by creating and managing large-scale, high-profile, incentivized prize competitions in five Prize Groups: Learning; Exploration; Energy & Environment; Global Development; and Life Sciences. Active prizes include the $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE, the $10 million Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE, the $2.25 million Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE and the $2 million Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE. For more information, go to www.xprize.org.