Team Juxtopia® Imhotep Competes in Qualcomm Tricorder X PRIZE
Team Juxtopia® Imhotep Competes in Qualcomm Tricorder X PRIZE: The Telemedicine Olympics
Juxtopia®’s team, Juxtopia® Imhotep, formed as a program to create minority telemedicine companies to address telemedicine marketplace needs. The global telemedicine market grew from $9.8 billion in 2010 to $11.6 billion in 2011 and will almost triple to $27.3 billion in 2016, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18.6% over the next five years, according to a report from BCC Research.
Juxtopia® Imhotep officially entered the Qualcomm Tricorder X PRIZE in January, 2014. In this X PRIZE competition, Juxtopia® Imhotep will compete with 31 teams around the world to engineer a consumer-friendly mobile telemedicine device that will measure vital signs and diagnose 15 health conditions including, but not limited to, diabetes, anemia, atrial fibrillation, stroke, tuberculosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pneumonia, and hepatitis. Visit team Juxtopia® Imhotep and meet the young engineers and scientists at the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) held in Baltimore, Maryland, May 17 through 20, 2014.
About the Juxtopia Group (www.juxtopia.org)
The Juxtopia Group, Inc. is a Maryland 501c(3) not for profit organization with a mission to improve human performance for populations, underserved and disadvantaged. Follow team Juxtopia® Imhotep on Twitter @JuxtopiaImhotep JULT television (www.jult.tv), and its official webpage, http://www.juxtopia.org/programs/imhotep/team-imhotep/.
About the X PRIZE (www.xprize.org)
XPRIZE is the global leader in the creation of incentivized prize competitions. Its mission is to bring about radical breakthroughs for the benefits of humanity, thereby inspiring the formation of new industries and the revitalization of markets