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Be Part of the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE Testing

UC San Diego is the official testing site for the revolutionary Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE. Inspired by the medical Tricorder of Star TrekĀ® fame, the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE is a global competition to develop a consumer-friendly, mobile device capable of diagnosing 12 physiological conditions and capturing vital health metrics.

Individual health consumers like YOU will play an instrumental role in determining the winning devices!


Be First to Test
New Medical Technology

Are you between the ages of 21 and 65?

Are you a smart phone user?

Do you currently have one of the conditions?

  • anemia
  • urinary tract infection
  • diabetes
  • atrial fibrillation (AFib)
  • sleep apnea 
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • pneumonia  
  • otitis media
    (ear infection)
  • leukocystosis
  • pertussis (whooping cough)
  • hypertension
  • mononucleosis
  • hyper/hypo thyroid
  • food-borne contamination
  • shingles
  • melanoma
  • strep throat
  • cholesterol
    (high or low)
  • HIV

Try one (up to three) of the tricorder devices and provide feedback.

You will be paid $150 to test a Tricorder and may test up to three different Tricorders, for payments totaling $599.

Testing takes a minimum of three hours. Longer tests will occur over a three-day period and you will take the device home.

Sorry, Qualcomm employees, physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants are not eligible.

Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE Video Need more information? Watch our video.

For more information about becoming a tester for the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE please read our FAQs or send an e-mail to

Are You a Physician Who Would Like to Help Recruit Consumer Testers?

If you have patients who may be interested in becoming consumer testers for the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE, please send an email to or call 858-230-4339.

Tricorder Official Testing Site:
UC San Diego
Clinical and Translational Research Institute (CTRI)

Our Testing Site Team

UC San Diego CTRI Testing Site Team for the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE

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