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  1. CALpumper
    CALpumper May 18, 2009 at 5:07 am | | Reply

    WOW!!

    Congrats to Eric and Samantha!!!!
    And to the Design for America Team and to Griffin!

    What wonderful, innovative ideas!

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  3. k2
    k2 May 18, 2009 at 7:38 am | | Reply

    Amazing and wonderful ideals to make our lives better!
    Kelly K

  4. Anne
    Anne May 18, 2009 at 9:30 am | | Reply

    The iPhone app is right on! now if the medical device companies will help facilitate integration, we will be on our way!

    Fantastic! I look forward to seeing the other great ideas in the days to come! Thanks Amy, the judges and the California HealthCare Foundation for their sponsorship!

  5. Harry
    Harry May 18, 2009 at 11:41 am | | Reply

    Some very good ideas. I would buy the LifeCase/LifeApp right now if it were available. Like you said Amy, the technology is there…hopefully the various companies will be willing to work together to make integrations like this a reality. The Lifescan partnerships with Animas and Medtronic are certainly a step in the right direction, I hope Apple will bridge the gap and be open to 3rd party add-ons like this.

  6. Cynthia
    Cynthia May 18, 2009 at 12:08 pm | | Reply

    I agree with Harry: I would buy the LifeCase/LifeApp right now if it were available. Great ideas all!!!

  7. Lee Ann Thill
    Lee Ann Thill May 18, 2009 at 12:17 pm | | Reply

    I never fancied myself an iphone user, but if that was available (and iphone wasn’t in cahoots with AT&T…), I’d be so on board with that. Very cool idea!

    Congrats to all the winners!

  8. David
    David May 18, 2009 at 1:49 pm | | Reply

    I had the exact same idea as the grand-prize winner, without the case, just the iphone and a reduced size pump. There is no addressing the fact that the pump technology for their pump does not exist. At least my product addresses that. Call me a sore loser but what the hell? Thier product is not the best product for the diabetic. This contest is fixed. What a waste of valuable time this contest is.

  9. David Rosenthal
    David Rosenthal May 18, 2009 at 8:24 pm | | Reply

    Were both teams from Northwestern’s NUvention? They kind of look like it. As part of the inaugural NUvention class, let me just say…well done!

    More info about the NUvention program for those interested.
    http://www.mefeedia.com/entry/news-northwestern-nuvention/16769506

  10. Ricky James
    Ricky James May 18, 2009 at 8:44 pm | | Reply

    PebbleBelly seemed very similar to the creative category winner, any feedback on what you thought of that entry would be gratefully received.

    Regards,

    Ricky.

  11. designforamerica
    designforamerica May 18, 2009 at 9:25 pm | | Reply

    Thank you so much! We will make this happen!

    Design for America is an interdisciplinary student group centered on design thinking and social entrepreneurship, based in Northwestern University.

    You can find out more about us at: designforamerica.pbworks.com

    Sincerely,

    DfA Team

  12. Brad Solly
    Brad Solly May 18, 2009 at 11:47 pm | | Reply

    Great job, if this iPhone app is real the biggest challenge is FDA approval and product liability/insurance. Interfacing to a pump is a major project and the communication API (Application Programmers Interface) for each pump is different and complex. I would ditch the idea of interfacing with a pump and just get the glucose tester and iPhone app working. I spent thousand of dollars to create the app that I entered but it is a real app that could be deployed on iTunes tomorrow. The main reason it has not been uploaded to iTunes is liability. Why not just give it away for free you ask? Even if I give the app away anyone can still sue me anyways.

    As for the lifecase, my guess is it would take around $50-80,000 to complete the application that the Northwestern team prototyped. That does not cover testing, FDA certification and who knows what else required for a true medical device. The glucose meter case is much easier. Just take the guts out of an existing product stuff them into the case and then right code to interface to the iPhone. BTW the case that won is not correct, the interface for the iPhone is on the bottom so this design needs some changes. I will be very sad if this case is just some off the shelf iPhone case made to look like a special diabetes design. I actually have all the development tools to develop iPhone apps and the winner is not using them. Apple has a iPhone simulator for prototyping code but the screen shots in the lifecase were not from the toolkit. I hope this thing is not just pure smoke and mirrors done with photoshop. Would love to see further posts of the actual application working and not just a blood dot flashing an still screens shots.

    An iPhone pump controller would be a completely new application that would have to be throughly regression tested. Anyone that has a iPhone will tell you that they hang, reboot, lock all the time when running a app and getting a call on the phone. Just think if the application is telling the pump to give a bolus and then you get a phone call that locks the application. We use the term “mission critical” for computer applications (air traffic control, pace makers, EKG) and the iPhone is not that platform for a pump controller/mission critical app.

    I want to thanks AmyT for providing the contest and would love to know if my app was even in the running. I will continue to develop and enhance my iPhone app but until I can get past the liability it will just have to stay on my iPhone and my sons iTouch ;(

    Great job and I look forward to seeing the application on iTunes.

  13. Brad Solly
    Brad Solly May 19, 2009 at 12:16 am | | Reply

    write code… not right code.. oops too late to comment, second paragraph half way done. Should have just gone to bed

  14. Bob
    Bob May 19, 2009 at 1:45 pm | | Reply

    A heartfelt congratulations to all the winners. well done.

    Amy please remove my other post. Thanks

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  16. Beth
    Beth May 20, 2009 at 8:45 am | | Reply

    How I love this contest! Great ideas — can’t wait to see all of them in real life. Thanks to all the entrants, and congrats to the winners.

  17. Brad Solly
    Brad Solly May 21, 2009 at 12:22 am | | Reply

    Eric and Samantha,

    I find it funny there is not response or conversation on how to take this product to the next step. I think I challenged you on a few fronts and the response is silence. Why do bug you? I want to see something in the mainstream market.

    You got $10K if you follow through my son could benefit, if not what a waste of money.

    Thanks and I hope you use the resources amyt has gifted you.

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  30. moganti
    moganti May 25, 2009 at 2:44 am | | Reply

    good contest for diabetes- congrats to the winners and and also for all those who participated in this contest as participation is more important than the winning – because the main aim of this is to involve people to think some innovative steps – i felt so bad that i didnt participate in this though i am in medical profession and working for diabetes awareness due to some exams – ok any how looking for more competitions like this-

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    green tea products August 18, 2009 at 8:49 am | | Reply

    I spent thousand of dollars to create the app that I entered but it is a real app that could be deployed on iTunes tomorrow. The main reason it has not been uploaded to iTunes is liability. Why not just give it away for free you ask? Even if I give the app away anyone can still sue me anyways.

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    Diabetes FAQ January 12, 2010 at 5:43 am | | Reply

    The application must be really cool … any chances to get a working copy after you deploy?

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