In 2013, Dr. Harris gathered a ragtag group of physicians, engineers, designers, and public policy experts (7 total) to enter the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE competition. A total of 312 teams entered the competition. Working out of a living room in Paoli, they managed to beat out larger, corporate-backed teams to get to the final round of the competition.
Now there are two teams left, including Dr. Harris' team and a team backed by HTC out of Taiwan (with 40 full-time members). The winners will be announced the week of April 10th.
**UPDATE** On April 12th, Dr. Harris and Phil Charron's team—Final Frontier Medical Devices—was announced the first place WINNER of the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE competition! Read more: http://tricorder.xprize.org/
Join us for a discussion about the intersection of design, engineering, and the future of medicine with representatives from Dr. Harris' Final Frontier Medical Devices team, formed by Basil Leaf Technologies of Paoli, PA. Basil Leaf Technologies is a medical device R&D company started out of the living room of Dr. Basil Harris, an ER physician at Lankenau Medical Center.
Participants in this competition were asked to develop a device that can accurately diagnose 13 health conditions and continuously capture five health vital signs—all in a way that provides a positive, well-designed consumer experience.
We’ll hear more about the process of designing and building the device, called DxtER, from Dr. Harris and others from the team, including Phil Charron of Experience Design firm Think Company and Erik Viirre M.D. Ph.D., Medical Director for the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE. Dr. Harris and Phil will demo DxtER, discuss their process, and open the discussion up for audience Q&A.
Love learning about design, medicine, and technology working together to solve challenges for people? Come out to hear more about the design challenge. Members of the design, healthcare, technology, and engineering communities are welcome and encouraged to attend!
This will be a FREE event with light fare and refreshments.