|Qualcomm Tricorder X PRIZE|
|Awarded for||developing a device that can "diagnose patients better than or equal to a panel of board certified physicians"|
|Presented by||X PRIZE Foundation (sponsored by Qualcomm)|
|Reward(s)||Grand Prize US$7 million|
Second Prize US$2 million
Third Prize US$1 million
The Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE was an inducement prize contest announced on May 10, 2011, sponsored by Qualcomm Foundation. It officially launched on January 10, 2012. The $10 million prize is awarded for creating a mobile device that can "diagnose patients better than or equal to a panel of board certified physicians". The name is taken from the tricorder device in Star Trek which can be used to instantly diagnose ailments.
Although no team successfully met all the requirements of the grand prize, the competition was concluded in April 2017 when the XPRIZE Foundation awarded reduced prizes to the strongest performing teams. For the first time at any XPRIZE, the leftover funds from the main prize purse were earmarked for further development, consumer testing, and commercialization of tricorder prototypes for the two finalists and four semi-finalist teams as part of the Post Prize Initiative.[needs update]
The Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE originally offered a US$7 million grand prize, US$2 million second prize, and US$1 million third prize to the best among the finalists offering an automatic non-invasive health diagnostics system in a single portable package that meets the following requirements:
The name is taken from the tricorder device from the science fiction TV series Star Trek which can be used to instantly diagnose ailments. The prize was initially announced by the X PRIZE Foundation on 10 May 2011 and subsequently launched on 10 January 2012 at CES 2012.
Devices were sent to the University of California San Diego to be independently tested on patients during the winter and spring of 2015, and again in late 2016 at the Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute (ACTRI) at UCSD.
The two teams to compete in consumer testing round:
The 10 teams to be selected to compete are: 
In the end no team met all the requirements needed to win the full prize purse for an automatic non-invasive health diagnostics system packaged into a single portable device.
In April 2017 X PRIZE Foundation made the following awards for a total of $3.7 million:
The rest of the original $10 million prize purse was diverted to ongoing consumer testing to get tricorder technology into the hands of patients ($3.8 million) and adapting tricorders for use in hospitals in developing countries ($1.6 million).