The Center for Dynamical Biomarkers (DBIOM) at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, is focusing on fundamental theory and novel computational algorithms for characterizing physiological states in terms of their dynamical properties. These Dynamical Biomarkers may provide more sensitive and accurate assessments of physiological states than conventional biomarkers.
In addition to research activities, Professor C.-K. Peng, Director of DBIOM, is leading a team of physicians, scientists and engineers to compete in the $10 million Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE competition. The goal of this XPRIZE is to develop a light-weight portable system (under 5 lb) for consumer use which can diagnose 12 medical conditions and continuously monitor 5 vital signs with high accuracy. Our team is excited that we are one of the only two teams advanced to the final round. The result of this international competition will be announced by April 2017.