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In Images: Real-Life 'Star Trek' Health-Monitoring Tech

Zensor device

Zensor device

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The X Prize Foundation is hosting a $10 million competition to develop a mobile health-monitoring device that can diagnose and interpret a set of 15 medical conditions and monitor five vital signs, just like the medical tricorder device in the fictional "Star Trek" universe. Here are devices from some of the finalists.

At left: Team Zensor, from Belfast, Northern Ireland, developed a device that can measure echocardiogram (ECG), respiration rate, temperature, motion, and blood and urine samples.

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Danvantri device

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Team Danvantri, headquartered in Chennai, India, has a device that can measure blood pressure, temperature and blood oxygen, and is working on a newer version that can also measure ECG, breathing, blood chemistry and glucose.

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MESI device

MESI device

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Team MESI Simplifying diagnostics, of Ljubljiana, Slovenia, has a system that consists of a medical wristband and modules that monitor vital signs from sight, sound, urine and blood.

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Final Frontier device

Final Frontier device

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Team Final Frontier Medical Devices, of Paoli, Pennsylvania, developed a device that uses artificial intelligence that draws on experience with real emergency room patients.

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DMI device

DMI device

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Team DMI, of Cambridge, Massachusetts, has a device which they tested on a series of parabolic "zero-G" flights - the conditions a real star traveler might experience!

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CloudDx device

CloudDx device

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Team CloudDx of Toronto, Canada, has developed a necklace and cuff that can measure pulse, ECG, blood oxygenation and temperature, as well as other medical parameters.

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