I was never a rabid fan of "Star Trek", but like most people, I can certainly remember the "tricorder" carried around by Dr. McCoy to diagnose what was wrong with sick and injured members of the Starfleet.

Turns out, we don't have to "remember" it anymore -- the tricorder, or something very close to it, has become a new reality, thanks to the Qualcomm Tricorder XPrize. Grant Campany of the XPrize graciously joined the program to discuss.