Innovation Challenge Blog

Congratulations to the 2012 Data Design Diabetes Innovation Challenge Finalists!

It is with great pleasure that we announce the two finalists of the Data Design Diabetes Innovation Challenge: n4a Diabetes Care Center and EnduringFX. Congratulations!

n4a Diabetes Care Center  – Predictive Analysis System

Matches patients with certain cost patterns and risk profiles to appropriate support and services designed to slow the progression and expenditures of the disease. Follow the team on Twitter at .

EnduringFX  – Dynamic Database + Feedback System

Sensor-driven system coupled with heart rate monitoring promotes physical activity as a means to improve blood glucose control. Follow the team on Twitter at .

The two finalists were chosen by our expert panel of judges. The judges considered feedback gathered during the open voting period, and selected the finalists based on their collective evaluation of the strength of each concept, efficacy of prototype, scalability of solution, and team performance during the Demo Day that took place on May 16th at Blueprint Health, a health tech startup incubator in New York City.

This year’s semi-finalists presented an impressive group of solutions to improve diabetes care, and we thank all the teams for their continued dedication to helping people living with diabetes. It certainly wasn’t easy for the judges to select this year’s finalists from such an outstanding group.

As finalists of the 2012 Data Design Diabetes Innovation Challenge, n4a Diabetes Care Center and EnduringFX will receive an additional $10,000 each to test their prototypes within a community of people living with diabetes.

The community uptake stage fosters a dialogue with people living with diabetes, and highlights the importance of building human-centered healthcare solutions. Following this final stage of the Innovation Challenge, the judges will evaluate how each finalist’s concept was received by people living with diabetes, and how the finalists responded and adapted their concepts based on the feedback they gathered.

Continue to follow our blog for an update about the community uptake phase, as we near the close of the 2012 Data Design Diabetes Innovation Challenge.