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HHS/ASPR Ideation Challenge

An ideation challenge seeking a system to locate people who rely on electricity dependent medical equipment during public health emergencies

Department of Health and Human Services

Total Cash Prizes Offered: $10,000
Type of Challenge: Ideas
Submission Start: 09/20/2013 04:00 AM ET
Submission End: 10/31/2013 12:00 AM ET

This challenge is externally hosted.

You can view the challenge details here:


Many in-home patients require the daily use of a piece of electrically powered durable medical equipment (DME). During a disaster or other event that leads to a prolonged power outage, these patients often end up at shelters or emergency rooms looking for sources of power or alternate ways to manage their medical needs. We need a reliable system available to identify, locate, and assist these individuals in a timely fashion. Proposals should be detailed and implementable.