tricorder

By Jonah Comstock December 18, 2016
Updated with comments from Scanadu Scanadu, a personal health scanner company that shattered records on Indiegogo a few years ago, has raised $6.5 million according to an SEC filing. The new funding, a significant drop from the company's $35 million series B last year, comes at a time when the company is under fire for what many customers see as an unsatisfactory end to its FDA usability trial,...
By Jonah Comstock December 13, 2016
The Qualcomm Tricorder X Prize has narrowed its finalists down to two: Taiwan-based Dynamical Biomarkers and Paoli, Pennsylvania-based Final Frontier Medical Devices. The final phase of the contest will involve user testing at the Altman Clinical Translational Research Institute at the University of California San Diego.  "It is an impressive achievement for these two teams to advance to the...
By Aditi Pai August 25, 2015
Sunnyvale, California-based DynoSense, which has developed a mobile-enabled sensor that tracks a number of vital signs and other health biometrics, raised $9.4 million from WI Harper Group, JKOM Cloud Health Technology, Plug and Play Tech Center, Jinmao Capital, and Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich and Rosati. DynoSense's device, called DynoSensor, measures ECG, EKG, pulmonary plethysmography (PPM),...
By Jonah Comstock May 7, 2014
Nanobiosym's GENE-Radar device It's been six months since the final 34 teams for the $10 million Qualcomm Tricorder X Prize were announced. The prize is being offered to the team that can create a handheld medical sensor with a user-friendly interface that can diagnose a list of common diseases and read a list of common vital signs. That list of 34 last year was for teams that had not only...
By Jonah Comstock February 4, 2014
Since the 34 teams competing for the Qualcomm Tricorder were announced in November, a few, like Scanadu, have caught the public eye while the vast majority remained in stealth mode. Now at least one team, Johns Hopkins University's Aezon, is poking its head out to crowdfund its entry on Indiegogo. The team is attempting to raise $10,000 to support its shot at $10 million. "So far we haven't had a...
By Jonah Comstock November 8, 2013
Teams have been preregistered for the Qualcomm Tricorder X Prize -- a handheld medical scanner competition backed by the Qualcomm Foundation -- for nearly a year. In fact, 255 teams were reported as preregistered last year. But representatives of the $10 million prize have now announced the 34 teams that have completed the full registration and paid $5,000 to $10,000 entry fees (depending on the...
By Jonah Comstock June 19, 2013
Scanadu CEO Walter De Brouwer (right) and Star Trek's Leonard Nimoy (center) Scanadu, the startup building a suite of smartphone-connected medical diagnostic tools for home use, is extending the Indiegogo campaign for its premier SCOUT device an additional month after hitting the $1 million mark. The extension, coupled with the fact that the company is only $300,000 away from the top funded...
By Jonah Comstock May 22, 2013
The updated Scanadu Scout. San Francisco-based Scanadu, which had planned to release it's tricorder-like SCOUT device by the end of 2013, is launching an Indiegogo campaign to sell the device. In an unprecedented move, the company is launching its crowdfunding campaign without FDA 510(k) clearance, with the intention of conducting the usability tests needed to get the clearance via the campaign...
By Jonah Comstock March 27, 2013
Sensiotec, an Atlanta-based startup that's developing contactless remote patient monitoring technology, raised $1 million from investor George Harris. Harris, a former leveraged buyout specialist introduced to the company by chief medical officer Dr. Neal Templeton, will also join the company's board, CEO Robert Arkin told MobiHealthNews in an email. The round brings Sensiotec's total funding to...
By Jonah Comstock March 21, 2013
Mike Lazaridis and Doug Fregin, cofounders of BlackBerry (formerly Research in Motion, Inc.) have a new initiative: a $100 million, highly selective investment fund called Quantum Valley Investments. The firm will be based in Waterloo, Ontario, the area Lazaridis hopes will become a "Quantum Valley," the next-generation answer to Silicon Valley, and will be focused on supporting "quantum...