21m Americans live with diabetes - yet the devices we rely on generally don't hold a candle toDiabetesMine Design Challenge the sleek design of consumer electronics (think iPod)... So patients are going "grassroots" to improve the design of tools for treating diabetes:
There are exaclty 2 weeks left now to enter the 2009 DiabetesMine Design Challenge,
a blog-based competition calling for innovative design concepts
(devices or web applications) that will improve life with diabetes.
This year, the contest is sponsored by the California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF), with a Grand Prize of $10,000. It's also supported by global innovation firm IDEO and by Medgadget.com, the Internet journal of emerging medical technologies.
The competition is open to ANYONE with a good idea: patients, parents, startup companies, design & medical students, developers, engineers, etc.
Please have a look at www.diabetesmine.com/designcontest .
And please consider helping to spread the word on this exciting contest.
Thanks & Regards,
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