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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP28 Aug 2017 3:59 p.m. PST

" A group of brothers whose only previous invention was a cotton candy machine developed in high school has taken a big step into the future … the 23rd century kind of future.

Dr. Basil Harris, an emergency room doctor from Philadelphia, and his Final Frontier Medical Devices team, is the winner of the tricorder X Prize competition. It comes not only with a $2.6 USD million prize, but also a chance to mass produce medical scanning equipment that until recently was only something from the mind of Gene Roddenberry.

The goal of the prize, which has now been available for nearly five years, was to produce a "lightweight, affordable health kit that diagnoses and interprets 13 health conditions and continuously monitors five health vitals," according to The Washington Post. The tricorder developed by Final Frontier uses a small device that connects with an iPad that can quickly collect major medical vitals like blood pressure and heart rate. It even can reportedly tell if a person has pneumonia or diabetes…"
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