Actually, we have Veenu Aulakh to thank for putting the DiabetesMine Design Challenge on the map. She heard me give a keynote speech at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Project HealthDesign event a few years ago, calling for more patient involved in medical device design, and it seems that a light bulb went on: the California HealthCare Foundation strives to foster better tools for patient self-management of chronic illnesses, so why not support a Crowdsourcing…Read more »
Russian-born Michael Ostrovsky is a board certified anesthesiologist, practicing cardiac anesthesia here in the San Francisco Bay Area. He’s one of the few MDs who’s not only extremely web-savvy, but is actually part of the Health 2.0 and Social Media movement as co-founder of Medgadget.com, sort of the “Engadget” of the medical technology world. Lucky for us, he’s also a fixture in the DiabetesMine Design Challenge competition.
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I proudly present Samantha Katz as Exhibit A: the graduate student from Northwestern University who (along with project partner Erik Schickli) won last year’s DiabetesMine Design Challenge Grand Prize, and was subsequently hired by Medtronic Diabetes to help design their next-generation insulin pumps. (See yesterday’s big Medtronic announcement.) Samantha is living proof that “crowdsourcing” exercises like this contest can shake Pharma’s big tree.
This year, Samantha is one of our expert judges for the 2010…
As you all hopefully know, the 2010 DiabetesMine Design Challenge is ON. We opened for entries last Monday.
I’m excited about community voting this year (y’all get to choose the competition finalists). I’m equally delighted to have such a wonderful panel of expert judges whose role will be to determine the winners from your list of Top 10 finalists.
A new face on our Judges’ Panel this year — but a familiar one around here…
Disclosure: I do not know for sure whether this company intends to enter this year’s DiabetesMine Design Challenge competition (although I hope so!); I’ve simply been corresponding with the co-founder for several weeks and find the product interesting — and hopefully inspirational for all fans of diabetes innovation.
A small company in Finland called Mendor has caught the diabetes-consumer-design bug. The glucose meter they’re developing by the same name bears a striking resemblance to a…Read more »