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X PRIZE Foundation and Nokia Introduce $2.25 Million Global Incentivized Competition to Bring About Entirely New Ways to Monitor, Access, and Improve Consumer Health
SAN DIEGO (MAY 24, 2012) – The X PRIZE Foundation and Nokia today 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 announcement was made by X PRIZE Foundation Chairman and CEO Dr. Peter H. Diamandis and Nokia Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Dr. Henry Tirri during their keynote address at the Wireless Health Convergence Summit in San Diego, Calif.