Last year, the DiabetesMine Design Challenge was just getting off the ground but we had some amazing contributions! The winner of the Grand Prize was Ethan Mullis, a 25-year-old graphic and UI designer at Gnoso Inc. who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in eighth grade. His submission was Log for Life, "an online logbook for glucose, medication, carb intake, doctor’s instructions and more, that will interface with any cell phone via instant messaging (IM)…Read more »
A huge congratulations and thank you to all who participated in this open innovation contest! This is truly "crowdsourcing" at its best — asking the community for its brightest ideas on how to improve life with diabetes.
At final toll, we received over 150 entries from participants describing themselves as:
Students – in Design, Industrial Design, Mechanical Engineering, Biotechnology, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Biology, and Business
Electronic and computer engineers
I've been up to my ears in sorting and cataloging the abundant entries we received for this year's DiabetesMine Design Challenge, which closed for submissions last Friday. So much so that I haven't had time to think about — or write about — much else. A quick numerical overview of the outpouring of creativity we've seen:
152 = total number of contest submissions received this year, once all the 'outliers' were properly located (some weren't…
As I hope you all know by now, the 2009 DiabetesMine Design Challenge is calling on everyone -- including all you disgruntled patients out there -- to get creative about "solving" daily diabetes problems. What kind of gadget or web application would really make your life with diabetes better?
Here's your chance to help all of us, and possibly win $10,000 in the process. Not bad!
The "Early-Bird" prize (or really just "praise") goes to…
Due to my busy summer, I somehow missed the excitement about TRUE2go, the world's smallest blood glucose meter, which was granted FDA clearance in August. Was there excitement? From the looks of it, there should have been.
As you can see, it's about the size of an iPod Shuffle...
I haven't seen one up close and personal yet, but according to the company, it's about the size of a quarter! "Small enough to fit in…Read more »