October 26, 2017

The Philips Wearables Challenge is a call for novel solutions to predict early signs of patient deterioration in order to prevent hospital readmission and escalation in care throughout the patient journey. What cutting edge technologies and systems — wireless wearable sensors, connected devices, continuous, real-time monitoring, data analytics, etc. — can be deployed to facilitate early, appropriate interventions?  How can they create actionable information to improve patient outcomes, without burying busy clinicians under too much data?

Submissions are open to any interested party, including clinicians, engineers, entrepreneurs, patients, caregivers, designers, etc. Anyone with ideas on how to leverage today’s technology to monitor and manage patients and reduce costly hospital readmissions is welcome to apply.

The online challenge will run for three months beginning in late July, during which time the panel of judges and the community at large can offer feedback and suggestions to each team. Teams can then refine their submission up until the submission deadline. After that, six finalists will be determined based on a combination of online voting and the votes of the panel of judges.

The finalists of the online challenge will be invited to pitch their ideas in front of a live audience at Harvard Medical School on October 26th, 2017, and will be eligible to win up to $10,000 in cash prizes.

This year’s sponsors include Partners HealthCare Innovation, the Brigham and Women’s iHub and the Healthcare Transformation Lab at MGH. All submitters will receive two free tickets to meet leadership from these organizations and the Philips Connected Sensing team at the final live event.

The earlier you submit, the more feedback you’ll receive on your idea from leading experts in the field. You can continue to refine your idea until the submission deadline.

We look forward to hearing your ideas on how technology can be leveraged to facilitate early intervention both at home and in the hospital!

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