Labs-on-a-chip are useful tools for diagnosing diseases, but most can only pick out one or two sickness signatures amid an array of symptoms. The X Prize Foundation, responsible for innovation challenges in anything from spacecraft to oil spills, wants an all-purpose mobile device that can diagnose a patient better than a doctor. A tricorder!
The foundation and wireless gadget-maker Qualcomm Inc. are hosting a $10 million prize to develop a mobile diagnostic device, which they really are calling a tricorder. It would combine wireless sensor technology, medical imaging, microfluidics and more.
The device would allow users to quickly assess someone's health information and determine whether they need professional help. The goal is to diagnose people as well as or better than a panel of board-certified physicians, according to the X Prize people. Users would conceivably breathe into some sort of device or give a blood or urine sample, and the device would give an initial diagnosis.
On "Star Trek," tricorders were handheld scanners capable of examining various phenomena, including diagnosing diseases. The son of series creator Gene Roddenberry even gave the project his stamp of approval.
The challenge will incentivize giving consumers more health information, an X Prize news release says.
Details are pretty unclear, but it seems like the contest would enable any mobile device to become a tricorder of sorts: "This prize will bring understandable, easily accessible health information and metrics to consumers on their mobile devices, pointing them to earlier actions for care," the release says.
The X Prize Foundation and Qualcomm still have to come up with the criteria for the contest, which they hope to do this year. The competition would launch in early 2012.
Human beings already possess a tricorder in their energy field that can diagnose health issues. It is known as the Symbolic Coder which is an intelligent energy field that communicates with other human beings.
For example, a woman suffered a pinched nerve in her back from lifting a heavy piece of luggage off the airport conveyor belt. It was so severe that she had to lie down for several weeks and not move around. The physical situation was complicated because it involved damaged nerves and torn muscles. The symbolic coder translated this situation into a symbolic picture of a knotted rope. By mentally untying the knot and removing the rope from the woman's energy field, the condition was immediately remedied.
The other way the Symbolic Coder works is to have a piece of paper with a list of possible health conditions on it. The Symbolic Coder then communicates with the energy field of the patient to determine the patient's health condition. As you look at the list, the appropriate items in the list pop up from the paper and appear in 3D.
As another example, a 3-tour Vietnam veteran had severe digestive problems from having been shot up with his intestines hanging out. Using the scalar wave triangle, the Symbolic Coder visually peeled back the skin on his chest to reveal his esophagus, stomach and intestines. The digestive track was then completely scanned after which the skin folded back into place. After that, the man no longer had any digestive problems.
In conclusion, the human energy field is actually better than a tricoder because it can both diagnose and heal the patient.
I think we can all agree with that. Right?!
Also humans can do magic. True story.
Tell you what X Prize Foundation. If I invent a Tricorder, I'll be the one selling it for billions. I won't sign the rights away to you for 10 million so that you can turn around and make the billions. DERPA DERPA! Tricorder is a great idea though!
The AMA will pay a lot more if you sell it to them.
The X Prize Foundation does not give money away for rights to a product. That money is given as help and incentive for the inventors of the product to possibly start a company.
So, what about undiagnosed conditions? This thing would have to be programmed, of sorts, to be able to at least recognize what is wrong in the samples it takes. It would be great if it did work, especially since I'm in that undiagnosed area at the moment, I'm just not sure how this would tackle that problem. It would be great for diagnosing things that exist. I'm wondering if this would also make the doctor pool, umm, less effective I think? Depending too much on this technology may, how do I put this, make them less able to diagnose new things.
You remind me of Doctor Who. I swear if you wrote a book I would buy it
JohnStClair, I've found it's best to NOT drink the bong water. Cheers.
@Convictus @JayAre - Thanks for your nice comments.
I don't have a book, but you can see both my 2006 lectures from psychotronics.org located in Kentucky. One lecture talks about how to boost your energy field, full-body levitation, being able to look through the human body with the spiritual eye, the discovery of the circular gravitational field with the development of the gravitational equation, the meaning of the infinity sign, walking through walls, full-body teleportation, the discovery of hyperspace with the magnetic vortex wormhole amplifier and similar subjects.
The other is the "Chi Energy Amplifier" which is based on the geometry of space-time and the logarithmic, tetrahedral subspace manifold that projects geometrically all our physics constants in this dimension. The accumulation of all this geometry produces the rock mantle and gas vortices at +- 19.5 degrees on all the planets.
I also gave a 6-hour slide presentation, which was not recorded, on how all the alien spacecraft achieve their lift through the curvature of space-time. It reverse engineered the dual hemisphere, triangle, cigar propulsion system, the rail spacecraft, the inverted rotating cone and the Roswell spacecraft that crashed in 1947. I actually held the wing fragments in my hand which was rather eerie knowing that it was designed by some alien physicists who really know their quantum mechanics. Anyway, the theoretical calculation matched exactly the layer thickness ratio of 102:1 found in the material.
"It reverse engineered the dual hemisphere, triangle, cigar propulsion system."
hahahaha triangle...cigar...propulsion system.
Just because you through a lot of scientific words into one sentence doesn't make it scientific.
but hey, your probably right. Im a firm believer that reality is unique to each observer and how your mind interprets the world.
So who am I to say that your reality is wrong? Its just that my reality does not contain such things.
Tonight we present a person...,JohnStClaire. he use bg words to describe fanatastical ideas! Is he a supergenius? A government scientist finnaly release for Area 51, maybe the regular nut job with his strange theories, or is he your regular old Troll, all this will be revealed in.......THE TWILIGHT ZONE......*cue music*
So when are the rest of the Atlantians going to come out of hiding?
Seriously, I believe in UFOs and extraterrastrials. I also believe in the power of chi (I've done some weird stuff with it myself.) However, if we were truly able to levitate fully, walk through walls or anything else you describe, then mankind would have known of it by now and it would be a lot more widespread. Especially in the age of the internet where pretty well everything is online. There are a HANDFUL of people able to do weird things, unexplainable things, but they were not taught to do it. They usually are born able to do them or have had some freak accident that enabled them to do them somehow.
he must be just trying to be funny or just jerking your chains, no one would ever get out of a mental ward that believes that crap, he is a little entertaining, but i can never finish one of his posts, do they have the internet in mental hospitals?