DIABETES INNOVATION CHALLENGE IMPACT
The Diabetes Innovation Challenge is both accelerating innovation and advancing the innovators, themselves. Not only did the prizes and in-kind services help fuel participants’ projects, the connections and notoriety gained helped the winners all attract further investment.
Impact of Challenge on 2016 Winners
“Smart” glucagon, automatically senses low blood sugar levels and prevents hypoglycemia
“Smart” shoe insole to continuously monitor people with diabetes for foot ulcers
Ultra-thin, bandage-like patch pump that has the potential to improve medication compliance and lower costs
“Smart sole” self-contained biometric identification and monitoring technology for foot ulcers
E-pancreas with injection-less insulin in a closed loop delivery system