Posted By: National Institutes of Health
Category: Scientific/Engineering Skill: Engineering Interest: Health Submission Dates: 12 a.m. ET, Dec 10, 2016 - 11:59 p.m. ET, May 15, 2017 Judging Dates: May 16, 2017 - Jul 26, 2017 Winners Announced: Aug 01, 2017
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!
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
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.
Solution: The Quantac Tally
Description: The Quantac Tally is a standalone wearable alcohol biosensor platform that uses miniaturized, unobtrusive, patent-pending hardware paired with proprietary software to easily and automatically track alcohol consumption for a user.
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