October 23, 2012Kabir Kasargod
This summer Qualcomm Life kicked off the 2net™ App Developer Challenge and called upon developers to submit their entries for the next “killer health app.” Now, all submissions are in and the winners have been chosen. The entries to the Challenge varied across 7 different treatment categories ranging from immune conditions and diabetes, to self-care monitoring and personal nutrition and all shared one goal in common: to advance wireless health and advocate for improved patient care.
Today at the 3rd Annual Wireless Ecosystem Conference hosted by the Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance (WLSA), Qualcomm Life announced the first, second and third place winners. Telsano, MyHealth Point and HealthHub will be taking home cash prizes of $20,000, $10,000 and $5,000, respectively.
Telsano, which will also have the opportunity to showcase its technology in the Qualcomm Life Pavilion at the mHealth Summit in December, submitted an application to connect patients and providers through an online aggregation dashboard displaying an individual's overall health and fitness level. The application allows the user to set body composition goals to track their overall progress and better understand their current health and fitness levels, and monitor their progress across 96 data points integrated in the system. The ultimate goal of this technology is to empower consumers with tools for positive health behavior changes, an ideal that is aligned with Qualcomm Life’s mission to mobilize healthcare.
MyHealthPoint, submitted by Entra Health Systems, took second place in the competition, and is a comprehensive mobile and home health management system for health factor tracking and chronic disease management that leverages Qualcomm Life’s 2net Platform by integrating key bio data streams from wireless devices interfaced within the 2net Ecosystem.
The third place recipient is HealthHub. Submitted by a team of developers, HealthHub is a centralized data monitoring solution that collects and displays data from multiple digital health devices on one, easy-to-use interface. The goal of the development team is to make health data monitoring simple and informative by aggregating and analyzing data in one, easy-to-access place, as intended by HealthHub.
One of the primary goals of the 2net App Developer Challenge was to accelerate global wireless health services and technology adoption, and to do so by enabling app developers around the world to iterate on their visions and create more advanced and comprehensive technologies that ultimately affect clinical outcomes and patient care. These applications employed Qualcomm Life’s call for compelling innovations that utilized patient data within their technologies. Congratulations to the three finalists and thanks to the innovators behind the 17 entries who are working to advance wireless health solutions for physicians, patients and caregivers around the world.
Qualcomm LifeWireless Health40October 23, 2012