Special Session

A Conversation with Qualcomm Tricorder XPrize Innovators

Monday, July 31
4:30 – 6 p.m.

aacc asm imageJessica Ching, MBA
Lead Advising Consultant, Life Sciences, XPRIZE


aacc asm special event imageEugene Chan, MD
Chief Executive Officer and Head Scientist, DNA Medicine Institute (DMI)

aacc asm special event image Chung-Kang Peng, PhD
Leader, Dynamical Biomarkers Group
Co-Director, Rey Institute for Nonlinear Dynamics in Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

aacc asm special event imagePhilip Charron
Final Frontier Medical Devices
Executive Board Member, Basil Leaf Technologies


 The Qualcomm Tricorder XPrize is a $10 million global competition that aims to stimulate innovation and integration of advanced technologies, enabling reliable health diagnoses anywhere, anytime. The competition challenged teams to develop a device weighing no more than five pounds that diagnoses 13 health conditions and captures five real-time health vital signs. Devices were judged for their diagnostic accuracy and user experience.

In this session, the audience will hear from the winner of the Qualcomm Tricorder Xprize competition, Final Frontier Medical Devices, as well as from finalist Dynamical Biomarkers Group and semi-finalist DMI. The speakers will discuss the technology they have developed and its potential future, while also sharing the inspiration for their devices and the hurdles they encountered.

For attendees, this is an opportunity to learn more about the drivers and status of the digital health revolution, as well as the breakthroughs needed for this area of science fiction to become reality. These include the emergence of precision diagnostics that utilize novel sensing technologies with advanced technological integration, and that will require new regulatory pathways and healthcare industry acceptance.

Following the presentation, there will be a moderator-led Q&A session featuring questions from the audience. The moderators will include Shannon Haymond, PhD, and Stephen Master, MD, PhD.

Please note that this interactive session highlights commercial products, and as such, attendees will not receive Continuing Medical Education or ACCENT® credit.


Tuesday, August 1
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Following this special symposium, attendees will have the opportunity to speak with the Qualcomm Tricorder Xprize participants in an intimate setting that encourages questions and in-depth, free-form dialogue.

Seating is limited to 75 people on a first come, first serve basis.