NokConv: 12 teams selected for the final of Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE 2013

| August 7, 2013 | 2 Replies

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Back towards the end of May I told you guys about a Uni project that I had that somehow allowed me to amalgamate my geekiness of Nokia phones and Medicine. From the comments and mails I got, we were shared some info about something called the Nokia Sensing X CHALLENGE.

There’s $2.25 million dollars worth of prize money available to encourage breakthroughs of health sensing technologies. As you’re aware, our smartphones are the ubiquitous device that’s always with us, either as a patient or as a health practitioner. With the sensors built in or the sensors that they can connect to, smartphones are transforming healthcare in areas of diagnostics, telemedicine, research, reference and interventions.

There are two parts to the Nokia Sensing X Challenge and the first 12 finalists for the first Nokia Sensing X Challenge have been chosen:

XPRIZE and Nokia today announced the 12 finalist teams for the first competition in the $2.25 million Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE, two separate and consecutive competitions to advance innovative sensing technologies that capture meaningful data about a consumer’s health and surrounding environment. The advancements in sensing technology resulting from this competition will help lay the foundation for a mobile health revolution that transforms healthcare into a system that is highly personalized, instantly accessible and relevant to the medical needs of each individual.

To further highlight the drive behind new uses of mobile sensors in healthcare, there’s also the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE, worth $10 million.

Imagine a portable, wireless device in the palm of your hand that monitors and diagnoses your health conditions. That’s the technology envisioned by this competition, and it will allow unprecedented access to personal health metrics. The end result: Radical innovation in healthcare that will give individuals far greater choices in when, where, and how they receive care.

p.s. Thanks to everyone for the help on the Uni project. I just noticed now that the marks have been officiated – Full marks all around! Hurrah! 😀


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