Medgadget is proud to participate in the 2009 DiabetesMine™ Design Challenge, the annual competition of ideas that can make the lives of diabetics better. Diabetes management relies on a plethora of medical devices, which forces both old and young patients to use pumps, meters, and injectors that often look and feel like they’re from a distant past. Amy Tenderich, the host of DiabetesMine, decided that things must change and diabetics need access to the same level of design quality as consumers in the wider world. With that in mind, the 2009 DiabetesMine™ Design Challenge is looking for practical ideas to improve the lives of diabetics, and is rewarding the best submissions with hard cash.
Here’s a video to get you motivated:
And the prize package offered:
Three winners will be selected to receive the following prizes:
$10,000 in cash for the Grand Prize winner;
– plus a mini-workshop with Health and Wellness experts at the global design and innovation firm IDEO;
– and one free access ticket to the “innovation incubator” Health 2.0 Conference planned for October 2009 in San Francisco, CA
$5,000 cash for the “Most Creative Idea” category winner;
– plus a consulting session with IDEO design experts
$2,000 cash for the winner of the Kids’ Category
This competition is generously sponsored by the California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF), an independent philanthropy organization committed to improving the way health care is delivered and financed in California and beyond.
The 2009 DiabetesMine™ Design Challenge homepage with more details…