How Tech Can Empower Young Adults with ADHD
A recent study by Boston Children’s Hospital and Mayo Clinic found that a staggering 29.3% of children with ADHD experience the disorder well into adulthood. High School and College students with ADHD face the intimidating challenge of entering a less-structured environment upon graduation. While ADHD medicine helps, there is a critical need for technologies that help manage behaviors and encourage medication adherence. The Shire ADHD Transitions Challenge is offering $150,000 in total prizes for technologies that will azid young adults and help them manage the transitions between high-school and college as well as between college and the work force.
Phase I of the challenge focuses on ideation and closes in less than two weeks on March 17, 2013. Five submissions will be awarded $5,000 based on the quality and viability of their idea. Phase I requirements include:
1. Mock-up or drawing of concept
2. 5-page written document explaining the proposed application
Phase II of the challenge will involve the development of working applications proposed in Phase I of the competition. Submissions for Phase II are due August 18th. The top three submissions will receive $100,000, $20,000, and $5,000, respectively.