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Wearable Alcohol Biosensor
A Wearable Alcohol Biosensor - A Second Challenge
National Institutes of Health
Type of Challenge: Scientific
Submission Start: 12/10/2016 12:00 AM ET
Submission End: 05/15/2017 11:59 PM ET
The purpose of this Challenge — “A Wearable Alcohol Biosensor: A Second Challenge” — is to produce a prototype of a sleek, unobtrusive wearable capable of monitoring blood alcohol, non-invasively, and in real time. Such a device would significantly advance current alcohol monitoring capabilities. Highest priority will be given to devices that use non-invasive technologies to measure alcohol concentration in the blood or interstitial fluids, as opposed to detection of alcohol exuded through the skin in sweat or vapor. We welcome creative approaches — surprise us!
1st Prize: $200,000.00
2nd Prize: $100,000.00
A complete listing of the Eligibility Rules can be found in the Federal Register Notice. Below is a brief description of certain eligibility requirements. All entrants must:
- Register to participate.
- Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States; for businesses, be incorporated in and have a primary place of business in the United States.
- Not be a federal entity or federal employee acting within the scope of his/her employment.
- Not be an NIH employee, or member (or relative of a member) of the technical evaluation panel or judging panel.
- Not infringe on copyright or rights of a 3rd party.
- Assume all risks and waive claims against the federal government.
- Indemnify the federal government against 3rd party claims.
- Grant NIH a license to post, link to, share, and display entries
- Follow applicable laws, regulations, and policies
- Accuracy, reliability, and frequency of blood alcohol levels as validated by NIAAA.
- Functionality, accuracy, and integration of data collection, data transmission and data storage
- Safeguards for data integrity and privacy protection for the wearer
- Plans for process of manufacture
- Marketability and likelihood of bringing the product to market
- Appeal and acceptability to wearers
How To Enter
For additional information, see https://niaaa.nih.gov/challenge-prize and consult the Federal Register Announcement at https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/12/09/2016-29436/announcement-of-requirements-and-registration-for-a-wearable-alcohol-biosensor-a-second-challenge.
Solvers must register on Challenge.gov and submit their solutions via the “Submit Solution” button on the left tab of this page.