DiabetesMine design challenge
#1 health care blogger Amy Tenderich has prodded us to remind you that the second annual Diabetes Design Challenge is now open! And this year there are real & large cash prizes, funded by CHCF—Grand prize $10,000, and support from IDEO and MedGadget! Here’s what Amy tells us:
21m Americans live with diabetes, yet the devices we rely on generally don’t hold a candle to the sleek design of consumer electronics (think iPod)… So patients are going “grassroots” to improve the design of tools for treating diabetes. On Monday morning, we’ll be announcing opening of the 2009 DiabetesMine Design Challenge, a blog-based competition calling for innovative design concepts (devices or web applications) that will improve life with diabetes.
The competition is open to ANYONE with a good idea: patients, parents, startup companies, design & medical students, developers, engineers, etc.