Awards and achievements

Competitive Win

August 27, 2014

BME-led engineering team selected as finalists in $10 million “tricorder” competition

Aezon Health, a team comprising 19 Hopkins undergrads and led BME senior Tatiana Rypinski, has been selected as one of 10 teams in the final round of the $10 million Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE competition. Aezon is the only undergraduate team in the competition.

The international contest challenges teams to develop consumer-friendly “tricorders” — the fictional device of Star Trek fame — capable of diagnosing a set of 15 conditions and capturing key human health metrics. Each device can weigh no more than five pounds.

Aezon’s system consists of a unit that monitors vital signs, a smartphone app, lab box, and a cloud database that stores patient test results for use later by doctors and patients through an online portal. Learn more.