The tricorder, for the non-geek reader of ReadWriteWeb (is there such at thing?) is the handheld computer used by medical professionals and science officers to do non-invasive scanning on the Star Trek television shows. The prize will focus on the medical applications of this fictional device.
more via $10 Million Tricorder X-Prize.
- X-Prize reveals plans for tricorder competition, suspiciously lacking Nimoy endorsement (engadget.com)
- $10 Million Tricorder X-Prize (readwriteweb.com)
- X-Prize offers $10m for working Trek tricorder (go.theregister.com)
- Tricorder X PRIZE Competition to Enhance Integrated Digital Health (medicineandtechnology.com)