Health 2.0 Developer Challenge Winner: Team Acsys
In February 2010, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute released the County Health Rankings. This was the first project to rank the overall health of nearly every county in the United States. With the Health Factor – Using the County Health Rankings to Make Smart Decisions Challenge they intended to motivate communities to become healthier places for people to live, learn, work and play. The challenge invited teams to create whatever tools necessary to integrate the Rankings data into smart phone, tablet or Web platforms that people already use to inform their decisions.
At the Health 2.0 Fall Conference in San Francisco, October 7-8, 2010, team Acsys was announced the winner of the challenge and the $2,500 prize. The solution is an Augmented Reality Mobile application that can display Health Rankings information based on the GPS location of the user and the county they are in.