The Qualcomm Tricorder X PRIZE



Qualcomm Tricorder X PRIZE

I have to do this!  I started my technical career in medical software at a hospital, worked on many medical software projects and had my own medical software company.  I have a good idea on how to win this prize but I have several problems with this:

  1. The rules are using outdated methods for measuring the success of the device
  2. The device is simply an enabler for solving bigger use-cases
  3. Any solution that solves this problem is worth billions, and
  4. 2015?  Please, the technology exists to scale this much sooner.

Do I sound arrogant?  I hope not, because I’m a complete optimist when it comes to solving world health problems with technology.  I am NOT a doctor and I am NOT a scientist.  I am, however, a PROGRAMMER and I believe that code will solve these problems.  I won’t give out any more right now, except:

How about running this as an open-source project?  Anyone that contributes gets attribution but no money, unless you patent some invention outside of the project.  The challenge is that X-Prize rules are quite constrictive.  If that’s the case, we’ll solve the problem and beat the contest to the marketplace.

More to come.