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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.

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