Feb 27, 2014
QGITS had the chance to meet with serial Entrepreneur CEO Babak Esmaeli-Azad of DNAmicroarray Inc. after presenting “Virtual Healthcare Avatars in the Palm of Your Hand” at ATX West – MD&M West Conference. He spoke about his affiliate company Cibots Inc. that was launched to develop virtual human avatar assistants for personalized health care & medical diagnostics. It was incredibly exciting to hear from Babak that he and his team at Cibots are part of the $10 million Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE global competition that will stimulate innovation and integration for precision diagnostic technologies helping consumers make their own reliable health diagnoses anywhere, anytime. The announcement was made at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) during Qualcomm Incorporated Chairman/CEO Dr. Paul Jacobs’ keynote address along with Dr. Peter H. Diamandis, Chairman/CEO of the XPRIZE Foundation as he joined Dr. Jacobs on stage to introduce the competition. By launching this incentivized competition, the XPRIZE Foundation and Qualcomm Foundation seek to make 23rd century science fiction a 21st century medical reality. See video of CEO Babak Esmaeli-Azad of DNAmicroarray Inc. and Cibots from the ATX West – MD&M West Conference as he talks more about the medical assistant virtual avatar that will soon be used for personalized health care.