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. 

The Johns Hopkins Department of Biomedical Engineering applauds the accomplishments of BME undergraduate students.