Mobile and Information Technologies in Medicine and Health

Mobile Health & AAL Challenge

MobileHealth& AAL Challenge awards

The following prizes have been awarded in the mobileMed challenge awards:

1st place - gold award ($1500)

Intelligent tutoring system for gait rehabilitation of persons with Parkinson's disease
Alberto Ferrari - University of Bologna

2nd place - silver award ($1000)

Alessandro Crimi - AIMS Ghana / ETH Zurich

3rd place - bronze award ($500)

RRate: An innovative respiratory rate counter for the point-of-care Walter Karlen – ETH Zurich

Audience award ($1000)

Intelligent tutoring system for gait rehabilitation of persons with Parkinson's disease
Alberto Ferrari - University of Bologna
(Special award voted by mobileMed participants)

[Awards video on youtube]

The challenge

This year's MobileMed will host the "Mobile Health & AAL (Ambient Assitive Technology) Challenge" - a technical competition geared towards engaging students (can include faculty researchers AS team members) and mHealth startups, small SME and entrepreneurs to:

  1. Design and develop a mHealth app that aims to improve the delivery of healthcare at either the the patient, physician and community levels.
  2. The mHealth app should focus on any one of these themes:
    1. Patient support to self-manage chronic disease
    2. Physician support to improve clinical decision-making
    3. Patient-Provider information sharing
    4. Remote patient monitoring and response.
  3. The mHealth app should present a mobile health solution to address a real-world problem.


The three best Apps will be rewarded

Gold: 1500$
Silver: 1000$
Bronze: 500$

The attandees of MobileMed conference will vote their favorite application which will be rewarded by audience award (1000$).

At MobileMed2014 conference

During the conference, each team will be required to:

  • Set-up a booth to demonstrate their mHealth app to the conference delegates
  • Nominate a team representative who will present the mHealth app in a 10 minute presentation.

The presentation will be scored by a panel of judges as follows:

  1. 20% Impact on Health and Health Care: The idea has potential for a meaningful impact on healthcare delivery.
  2. 20% Innovation & Originality: The app presents a new idea, use or application that is ingenious, innovative and inspired.
  3. 20% Understanding: The app presents a complete and real understanding of the problem and offers a realistic solution.
  4. 20% Feasibility: Concept is feasible, addresses the obvious risks, and able to produce measurable results within 1 year or 1-2 year timeframe.
  5. 10% Presentation: Creativity and clarity both on stage with judges and interacting with delegates
  6. 10% Presentation: Audience favorite: Conference delegates have an opportunity to vote for the best app.

  7. Challenge committee

    All AAL challenge presentations will be evaluated by the committee of experienced judges:

    • Pavel Kubu, Intel Medical Informatics, mHealth and eHealth tools specialist
    • Adam Kočí, J&T ventures, investment manager with more than 12 years of experience (PPF, MorganStanley, CSOB, Brookdale group)
    • Radek Fiala, Seniorinspect, AAL expert