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Brief Published: 14 Mar 2012

Scanadu: Mobile Health


US health start-up Scanadu is the first company to be founded exclusively to enter the $10m Qualcomm Tricorder X Prize. Established by Californian non-profit organisation the X-Prize Foundation, the competition calls for the design of a portable, wireless device that can be used by regular people to diagnose common health issues.

The first-generation Scanadu Tricorder will be a non-invasive smartphone accessory aimed at helping adults diagnose minor conditions in their children, aiming to ‘turn anxiety into action’.

Scanadu is based in US space agency Nasa’s Ames Research Park in Silicon Valley, California, and is collaborating with a team of scientists and bio-hackers as well as Nasa and global innovation consultancy Ideo on its entry for the prize. Read more about the X-Prize Foundation in DLD: Technological Optimism.