Institute Offers $10K for Mobile Health App

8/12/10

In a bid to advance mobile health technology through a standardized social network platform, San Diego’s West Wireless Health Institute has announced a $10,000 incentive prize open to software developers around the world. In guidelines announced yesterday, the institute is challenging developers to design a secure “mechanism” that can be standardized and will integrate personalized information from an established social network interface (such as OpenSocial) with health data derived by wireless health sensors. The mechanism can include networking and transport layers, protocols, interfaces, data presentation, and application programming interface (API). Developers have just four weeks to meet the Sept. 15 deadline. Details about the challenge are here.

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