MESI Simplifying Diagnostics Team is taking part at the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE competition. Organized by the XPRIZE foundation, their mission is to "bring about radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity". The winner with the best device, delivering reliable health diagnoses directly to "health consumers" in their homes, will be awarded with $10 million.
A proven track record of radical innovation in the field of medical diagnostics is an excellent prospect for the XPRIZE challenge.
We created a platform with a diverse team of top notch interdisciplinary experts, exchanging disruptive ideas and co-creating new solutions, demonstrating the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
Our shared vision is to demistify medical diagnostics and make health a desirable part of everyone's life.
The first and biggest obstacle in making personal health an accessible, let alone appealing part of your life is helping you understand your body. The medical system nowadays is controlled by medical practitioners, while you, as the user, are usually left out and disconnected from your health condition (quite a paradox).
In order to disrupt and radically improve this system, we need to empower both users and medical practitioners with relevant, personalized data, provide them with choices and motivate action.
According to Albert Bandura, the most cited living psychologist, in order to change people's behaviour, we need to create a feedback loop between information and action.
In order to make the information relevant for you, the user, it has to come from your body.
Albert Bandura's self-efficacy model, as showcased by Thomas Goetz in his TED talk.
When we get the relevant personalized information about your medical condition, we need to interpret it by providing you with a clear, easy-to-understand status analysis and link them with different alternatives. The alternatives should always be linked with different actions, which again are linked to new personalized data.
Once every step in this feedback loop is accessible, easy to understand and user-friendly, we can expect real, tangible improvements.
United by a single vision, each one of the involved companies and organizations bring all their skills, experience and unique point of view to the table. We aim to create a powerful platform for the exchange of new ideas and solutions, ultimately leading to radical, disruptive innovation.
MESI, with its vision of improving public health by simplifying diagnostics, is the perfect project leader, providing hardware development and medical insight. With a proven and tested innovation on the market, certified quality standards and numerous awards, the company is already disrupting diagnostics.Relevant references:
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The Jožef Stefan Institute is the leading Slovenian scientific research institute, covering a broad spectrum of basic and applied research. The staff of more than 930 specializes in natural sciences, life sciences and engineering.
The Faculty of Electrical Engineering was founded in 1919 and to date, over 10,450 engineers have completed undergraduate studies, over 1,050 completed Masters studies and 550 Doctoral studies.
Ljubljana's Faculty of Medicine was founded 90 years ago and is globally recognized for its research and educational work. Since its foundation more than 6700 medical practitioners graduated from the faculty, many among them are actively collaborating with the international community and are active contributors to professional publications.
The best multidisciplinary team was created.
Diseases, user experiences, hardware and software were studied.
Young people with great ideas were discussing the problems and brainstorming about ideas for solutions.
MESI Simplifying Diagnostics Team has signed the Master team agreement.
Design input requirements were agreed.
Findings from the research phase were discussed and best ideas were selected.
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Part of our team is going to participate at the XPRIZE Summit.
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