Whole You Inc, a Mitsui Chemicals company dedicated to providing innovative solutions to healthcare challenges, has teamed up with crowdsourcing company InnoCentive to come up with novel solutions to increase oral appliance compliance. Your incentive? Up to $15,000.
On the crowdsourcing platform, Whole You says, “Whole You is looking for new ways to encourage sleep apnea patients with oral devices to maintain greater compliance. Can using an oral appliance be fun? Can on-line communities or gamification make use even more rewarding? We are interested in all ideas that will help a patient commit more fully to treatment. Re-imagination is the watchword for this challenge. We are hoping that ideas submitted will push beyond traditional monitors to include anything from user-friendly apps to reward-based gamification to wherever your imagination leads you.”
There is a guaranteed award for what Whole You determines as the “best submission(s).” The total amount paid will be $15,000, with at least one award being no smaller than $10,000 and no award being smaller than $2,500. You are not required to transfer exclusive intellectual property rights to Whole You. By submitting a proposal, you grant to Whole You a royalty-free, perpetual, and non-exclusive license to use any information included in this proposal.
Have an idea? You have until February 14 to enter.