Special Session

A Conversation with Qualcomm Tricorder XPrize Innovators

Monday, July 31
4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Grant Campany
Senior Director, Qualcomm Tricorder XPrize and Nokia Sensing XChallenge

Eugene Chan, MD
Chief Executive Officer and Head Scientist, DNA Medicine Institute

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

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 winning team will develop a device weighing no more than five pounds that will diagnose 13 health conditions and capture five real-time health vital signs. Devices are judged for their diagnostic accuracy and user experience.

In this session, the audience will hear from two participants in the Tricorder competition—one finalist and one semi-finalist. 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.