LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/06/13 -- XPRIZE and Nokia today announced the 12 finalist teams for the first competition in the $2.25 million Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE, two separate and consecutive competitions to advance innovative sensing technologies that capture meaningful data about a consumer's health and surrounding environment. The advancements in sensing technology resulting from this competition will help lay the foundation for a mobile health revolution that transforms healthcare into a system that is highly personalized, instantly accessible and relevant to the medical needs of each individual.
The following are the 12 teams advancing to the Final Round. More information about each team can be found HERE.
•ABUS-urodynamics (Asahikawa, Japan), an urodynamic study instrumentation group in the urologic surgery department of Asahikawa Medical University. •apollo (Pittsburgh, Penn.), focused on developing the world's smallest spectrometer-on-a-chip to detect personal vital and health signals non-invasively. •Elfi-Tech (Rehovot, Israel), founded in 2006 to develop technology in the field of non-invasive monitoring of physiological parameters. •Holomic (Los Angeles, Calif.), a team of experts in the medical device industry with specific expertise in creating photonics-based technologies for mobile health applications. •i-calQ (Salt Lake City, Utah), creating the world's first smart phone-based quantitative point-of-care integrated diagnostic solution. •InSilixa (Sunnyvale, Calif.), a multidisciplinary, highly technical group focused on developing a hand-held, fully-integrated point-of-care DNA-based diagnostic tool. •MoboSens (Urbana, Ill.), comprised of professors, scientists, engineers and graduate students from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and National Center for Supercomputing Applications. •Nanobiosym Health RADAR (Cambridge, Mass.), an advanced nanotech incubator and research institute. •Owlstone (Cambridge, UK), a pioneer in the commercialization of state-of-the-art chemical detection systems. •Programmable-Bio-Nano-Chip (Houston, Texas), a medical microdevice research group from Rice University committed to improving the speed, accuracy and affordability of disease diagnosis. •QUASAR (San Diego, Calif.), a world leader in noninvasive biosensing systems. •Silicon BioDevices (Palo Alto, Calif.) a point-of-care diagnostics startup company formed to commercialize a novel sensor technology.
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