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Ignite: The Diabetes Ideas Challenge
Ignite: The Diabetes Ideas Challenge, invites designers, creators, and innovators from around the globe to submit ideas for a next-generation disposable insulin delivery device.
The Challenge seeks to build on the user experience and technology advances of the past 30 years to develop even more innovative, cost-effective, and scalable ways to deliver treatment.
The Ignite Challenge will be open for submissions from April 8 – May 10, 2013, and will award ten winning submissions $5,000 each. Submissions should adhere to the following criteria:
Accessible - Usable by a broad population. Easy to use by the young or old, people with strong or weak hands, or others with impaired hand use or vision.
Appropriate - Easy to integrate with daily life. Device should be portable and aesthetically pleasing in terms of form. It has to be recognizable as an injection device, while not appearing overtly medical. The device should appear robust and feel high quality.
Functional - Meet functional requirements as a medical tool. Devices should enable accuracy, functionality for extended periods without electricity, and ability to store more than one dose per device. Devices need to be designed for disposability and durability.