XPRIZE Competition: UX Strategy Leads Innovative Diagnostic App Creation


Cloud DX


Qualitative Research


Information Architecture


Algorithm Design


Visual Design



The Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE is an international competition where participants are selected to create an innovative consumer technology and user-friendly mobile app that can diagnose up to 16 different medical conditions without a physician, and continually monitor five key vital signs for 72 hours.


With the help of the team’s medical director, Pivot developed research-based algorithms for diagnosing each condition and a simple, personable user interface to guide users through the diagnostic process. We created the “brain” and the user interface.

In the final stage of the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE competition, real people with real medical conditions will be using, testing and evaluating each device on user experience to determine the competition winner.


Out of 330 teams, we were one of the top 7 teams in the world and the only Canadian finalist. Ultimately, we were awarded the Bold Epic Innovators award for pushing boundaries with our unique design and approach.


Who is the CloudDX team?

Read more about the story behind the competition here.

Read about the competition journey here.


“Diagnosing patients without a doctor is the stuff of science fiction. Pivot’s wealth of expertise in design research, user experience, and interaction design helped us achieve the impossible. Their informed design approach and creativity helped us translate medical diagnostic algorithms into meaningful user experiences. We look forward to winning the competition with the app Pivot designed.”

Medical DirectorCloud DX