Juxtopia Imhotep Affordable Wearable Telehealth Device
The global telemedicine market grew from $9.8 billion in 2010 to $11.6 billion in 2011 and will almost triple to $27.3 billion in 2016, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18.6% over the next five years, according to a report from BCC Research.
Team Juxtopia® Imhotep officially entered the Qualcomm Tricorder X PRIZE http://www.qualcommtricorderxprize.org/ in January, 2014, competing with 31 teams around the world to engineer a consumer-friendly mobile telemedicine device to measure vital signs as well as diagnose a set of 15 health conditions including, but not limited to diabetes, anemia, atrial fibrillation, stroke, tuberculosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pneumonia, and hepatitis.
Among the competing Qualcomm Tricorder X PRIZE teams, Juxtopia® Imhotep is very unique. This team is comprised 100% of underrepresented minority students in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) ranging from high school to college students. Moreover, a majority of the team is comprised of African American women students who are majoring in an engineering or science discipline ranging from computer science to mechanical engineering.
Team founder and director, Dr. Jayfus Tucker Doswell, was motivated to enter team Juxtopia® Imhotep into this X PRIZE to challenge underrepresented minority youth in STEM to engineer an innovative solution to decrease healthcare disparities that adversely impact underserved and disadvantaged minority populations around the world. Dr. Doswell states, “Our Juxtopia® Engineers in Training (JET)s are trained to engineer high quality solutions to the most challenging problems in the world following intrinsic principles to discipline, preserve, and innovate.
Team Juxtopia® Imhotep project manager and doctorial candidate at George Mason University, Ms. Leshell Hatley, is excited about working with this young engineering team training them to be the best engineers the world has seen.
Team Juxtopia® Imhotep sponsors include Emerging Technology Centers, BioHealth Innovations, Economic Alliance of Baltimore, Maryland Technology Development Corporation, Maryland Department of Economic and Business Development, and Leibowitz-Magiros Group.
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Team Juxtopia: Imhotep was one of ~34 teams participating in the Qualcomm Tricorder X Prize Competion.
What is the Qualcomm Tricorder X PRIZE?
The Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE (qualcommtricorderxprize.org) is a 3.5 year global competition that will award $10 million to teams that develop a consumer-friendly device capable of diagnosing and capturing data for a set of 15 conditions. Conditions include diabetes, atrial fibrillation (AFib), stroke, tuberculosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pneumonia, hepatitis A, etc. Team Juxtopia® Imhotep is 1 of the 34 teams around, worldwide, competing to measure an individual’s health through a combination of sensors, imaging technologies, and mobile, non-invasive, telehealth devices.
Learn more about Juxtopia Imhotep Team members.
Juxtopia® Imhotep™ (JI Band)
Juxtopia® Interactive Virtual Instructor (JIVI™)
Juxtopia® Urban Robotics Application Network (JURBAN™)
Juxtopia® Epoch (JEPOCH™)
Juxtopia® Advanced Mixed Reality (JAMR™)
Juxtopia® Intelligent Spaces (JIS™)
Juxtopia® Urban Learning Technology Television (JULT.tv™)
Juxtopia® Urban Innovation and Cooperative Entrepreneurship (JUICE™)