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8/27/2014
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Tricorder XPrize: 10 Finalist Prototypes

The XPrize competition promises to make Star Trek's Tricorder a reality of sorts, with the winning device a compact sensor for vital signs and a variety of diseases. Check out these mockups from the 10 finalists.
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(Image: Star Trek Tricorder from Tricorder XPrize, under license from CBS Studios.)
(Image: Star Trek Tricorder from Tricorder XPrize, under license from CBS Studios.)

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David F. Carr
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David F. Carr,
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8/28/2014 | 4:24:56 PM
Re: Tricorder successors
geeky, yet ultimately practical
jgherbert
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jgherbert,
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8/27/2014 | 10:15:33 PM
Re: Tricorder successors
*lol*

I loved when this competition was announced - it's such a beautifully tangible goal to aim for, with real uses in the field. I'm very excited to see what finally comes out of it.
Laurianne
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Laurianne,
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8/27/2014 | 4:23:37 PM
Re: Tricorder successors
Bonus points for sound effects sounds fair.
David F. Carr
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David F. Carr,
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8/27/2014 | 4:09:19 PM
Re: Global appeal
Heck, I bet you there are people competing in this who've never seen Star Trek and have no desire to ... but they care about broader access to healthcare.
David F. Carr
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David F. Carr,
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8/27/2014 | 4:06:24 PM
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But does it have that wobbly wa-WA-wa-WA-wa sound effect? Should have been one of the key criteria.
Laurianne
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Laurianne,
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8/27/2014 | 4:03:57 PM
Tricorder successors
"You take readings with the Scanadu Scout by touching it to your forehead." Interesting!
Lorna Garey
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Lorna Garey,
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8/27/2014 | 4:02:03 PM
Global appeal
I love that this is a global effort -- India, US, Canada, Ireland, Slovenia, Asia .... Clearly, the appeal of Star Trek has lived long and prospered.
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