Meet the 34 teams vying for the Tricorder X Prize

By Jonah Comstock
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VisualAnt ChromaID VisualAnt's ChromaID scanner

VisualAnt -- Seattle, Washington

VisualAnt has an interesting approach to the competition, using its ChromaID structured light camera technology. "The Qualcomm Tricorder X Prize provides a great catalyst for our research team to apply our ChromaID technology to enhance mobile healthcare devices," Ron Erickson, president and CEO of Visualant, said in a statement in July. "We are also excited about the potential to collaborate with other teams through the framework provided by the X Prize organization."

Vandalabs Q-corder Med Team -- Princeton, West Virginia

Vandalabs Q-corder Med Team is led by Mary-Jocq Holroyd.

VOXearch -- Thousand Oaks, California

VOXearch is a stealth-mode startup currently participating in the 101 incubator. The team is lead by Alan DeRossett.

yu-scan -- Chepstow, Monmouthshire, United Kingdom

Yu-scan team leader Ben Bacon writes on his about.me profile "Along with 20 years in Chiropractic, my contacts in the field of biomimetics, sensor design, air, DNA and liquid analysis, and potentiostats have instilled in me a belief that it is possible to build a tricorder driven by the open source community."

Zensor (Intelesens) -- Belfast, United Kingdom

Intelesens is a clinical sensor and electrode company, developing technology for patient monitoring in home, hospital, and assisted living contexts. Its zensor product "facilitates real time monitoring of ecg, heart rate, respiration rate and motion", according to the company. Shannon Montague leads the team.

Zyto -- Linton, Utah

Zyto makes the Zyto hand cradle, a technology the company claims can learn about the user's body through "biocommunication."

"Using the body's natural energetic field, a communication link is established between the patient and the computer via the ZYTO hand cradle," the company writes on its website. "Through this connection, ZYTO sends stimuli and then records the body's response. This conversation is called biocommunication, and it provides insights into health and wellness."