The X PRIZE Foundation and Nokia have announced the launch of the Nokia Sensing X Challenge, a $2.25 million global competition to stimulate the development of a new generation of health sensors and sensing technologies that can drastically improve the quality, accuracy and ease of monitoring a person’s health.

Improvements in these technologies will empower individuals to effortlessly monitor and collect their own real-time health data, providing both consumers and healthcare providers convenient access to critical information whenever and wherever they need it

The Nokia Sensing X CHALLENGE will be a series of three competition events, held over the next three years. Each event will be comprised of three phases: Registration, Preliminary Judging and Final Phase Judging. The winners of each competition will be the teams that submit best in class technology as determined by a non-partisan judging panel of cross-functional industry experts.

It is widely expected that the solutions developed as part of the Nokia Sensing X CHALLENGE may also be utilized as part of a team’s effort to win the $10 million Qualcomm Tricorder X PRIZE, which was first rumoured one year ago.

The Qualcomm Tricorder X PRIZE is a global competition aiming to bring the technology of Star Trek to life, driving development of devices that allow consumers access to healthcare in the palm of their hands.

BCI Nokia Sensing X Challenge Stimulates the Development of New Health Sensor Technologies