Boston Scientific today announced the launch of its third annual Connected Patient Challenge, which it is holding in collaboration with Google and Medstro.
The last competition was about big data, artificial intelligence and patient-engagement technologies. This time around, the competition is offering winners up to $50,000 in services to help them realize their big idea about how to use the Internet of Things to improve diagnosis, treatment, monitoring or patient care.
The goal is to find IoT solutions in neuromodulation, cardiac rhythm management, cardiology, electrophysiology, peripheral interventions, oncology, endoscopy, urology and pelvic health.
“We’re asking competitors to address the fundamental question of how to use the connections between sensors and devices and patients and clinicians encompassed by the Internet of Things (IoT) to address unmet needs? How can we improve patients’ lives?” said spokesperson Kate Haranis.
Crowdsourcing will determine three of the six finalists, with a panel of judges choosing the other three. The six finalists will compete head-to-head at a live event at Google’s Cambridge, Mass., facility in March 2018. More information is available on Medstro’s website.