Cypriot led team wins X Prize developing a tricorder prototype designed to monitor health and diagnose illnesses

Final Frontier Medical Devices, a Pennsylvania-based team led by Cypriot brothers Dr. Basil Harris, an emergency medicine physician, and George Harris, a network engineer, took home the 1st place at Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE competition.

The Cypriot led team received $2.6M for their “Star Trek tricorder inspired” artificial intelligence-based engine, DxtER, that learns to diagnose medical conditions by integrating learnings from clinical emergency medicine with data analysis from actual patients.

According to XPRIZE, Final Frontier Medical Devices was the winning team among the 300 teams that joined the pursuit of the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE.

As noted, DxtER includes a group of non-invasive sensors that are designed to collect data about vital signs, body chemistry and biological functions. This information is then synthesized in the device’s diagnostic engine to make a quick and accurate assessment.

DxtER is a consumer product designed to monitor health and diagnose illnesses in the comfort of someones home. It functions autonomously, but can also share important information with healthcare providers. At the heart of DxtER is an artificially intelligent engine that learned to diagnose by integrating years of experience in clinical emergency medicine with data analysis from actual patients having a variety of medical conditions and outcomes.

Included with DxtER is a collection of non-invasive sensors custom-designed to collect data about a person’s vital signs, body chemistry, and biological functions. The diagnostic engine synthesizes health data to make a quick and accurate assessment.

Basil Leaf Technologies team, Final Frontier Medical Devices, is led by brothers Dr. Basil Harris, an emergency medicine physician, and George Harris, a network engineer. Team members also include Julia Harris, Philip Charron, Andrew Singer, Constantine (Gus) Harris and Edward (Ed) Hepler.

Basil, George, Julia and Gus are siblings and have roots from the occupied village of Vatyli in Famagusta region.

Source: Cyprus News Agency