The health-care system is already stressed and is poised to be completely overwhelmed by the aging population in the next decade. Current monitoring technologies are expensive, inaccessible and cumbersome - basically impossible to deploy on any scale. The XPRIZE challenged the international community to develop groundbreaking technologies that would better monitor chronic diseases and identify conditions early, providing a real screening tool for 15 serious to life threatening conditions at a lower cost than ever before.
Cortex designed a wearable device by studying the contact points of the body that could collect FDA-approved vital sign metrics. From there, we sculpted something beautiful and friendly that could be worn under your clothing, quietly sending critical information to an expert system on your smartphone.
Cortex took the device from Concept Development through Prototyping and Production Design.
The world-class judging team at the XPRIZE foundation awarded the VITALITI the Bold Epic Innovator XPRIZE and a prize of $100,000 in 2016.