Harris, an ER doctor from the Philly suburbs, turned his appreciation for Star Trek technology into a real revolutionary healthcare device—and a $2.6 million prize. As part of the global Qualcomm Tricorder XPrize competition, Harris and a team of friends and family developed a tricorder-like diagnostic device; powered by an AI engine, the gadget can recognize up to 34 health conditions.

Category: 2017 - Technologist of the Year

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