Congratulations Innovation Challenge Winner!
Congratulations to the 2011 Data Design Diabetes Innovation Challenge Winner: Ginger.io!
Ginger.io transforms a mobile phone into an automatic self-monitoring tool for tracking real-time movement patterns and social interactions passively, without user input.
Meet the Ginger.io Team
Anmol Madan, Phd
CEO & Data Scientist
Anmol is a recent Ph.D. from the MIT Media Lab where he modeled large-scale human behavior data using statistical and pattern recognition methods.
Marketing & Sales
Karan recently earned an MBA from MIT Sloan in the dual-degree Harvard-MIT Health Science & Technology program, and a fellow-
ship at the MIT Legatum Center.
Other Ginger.io team members include: Sai Moturu, PhD - Data Scientist, Mobile Stig - Mobile Engineering, Arthur
Rogers - Strategic Partnerships, Ryan O'Toole - Product Experience, Michael Barnett, MD, and Michael Nagle.
The Jurors Weigh in on Ginger.io
“The Ginger.io app demonstrates a fundamentally new technical innovation with wide applications.”Hilary Mason, Chief Scientist, bit.ly
“Nothing else out there is as sophisticated on the passive side.”Dennis Urbaniak, VP U.S. Diabetes, sanofi-aventis
“The innovation Ginger.io brings to the field is novel. Passive monitoring, combined with the emotional side, as such, is very human centered. Also, the Ginger.io team clearly learned to work together – they are entrepreneurial, very smart, technology savvy, with strong EQ.”Sue Siegel, General Partner, Mohr Davidow Ventures
“The team is humble. This self-reflection is deeply powerful in how they see themselves moving forward and how they shaped their goals as specific, actionable, and realistic.”Manny Hernandez, Founder, TuDiabetes
About Innovation Challenge Process
The goal of the Data Design Diabetes Challenge has been to uncover important innovations to improve the health and experience of people living with diabetes in the U.S.
To do this, we brought together an incredible panel of jurors, strong collaborators at HHS and Rock Health, and a new competition format that enabled the teams to continuously iterate and refine their ideas. Selected entrepreneurs had the opportunity to hone their concepts through mentorship in a virtual incubator, public demonstration of their ideas, and participation in community uptake exercises. This entire Challenge process brought to light so many strong concepts and teams. Thank you to all of the Challenge entrants and especially our semi-finalists and finalist:
2011 Challenge Finalist
SOCIAL GAME HIGHLIGHTING IMPACT OF FOOD CHOICES
Chewable is a mobile gaming service that helps people with diabetes understand the best food choices, and tracks their progress toward meeting healthy goals through food interactions.
2011 Challenge Semifinalists
Great Races Community Projects
QR CODES TRACKING PEOPLE’S ACTIVITIES
Great Races Community Projects gets people moving through Amazing Race-style competitions to find QR codes planted in local venues.
INTERACTIVE WEBSITE FOCUSED ON FOOT INJURIES
HopeUnwounded is a website combining uploaded patient data (pictures, glucose + insulin levels) with analyses of anonymous hospital data to prevent, diagnose, and treat diabetic foot injuries.
WEB APP TO IDENTIFY DIABETES RISK FACTORS
Wellfra.me is a platform that empowers diabetics to make a meaningful change and reduce their risk of complications. Wellfra.me personalizes publicly available data and creates individualized challenges and rewards to put diabetics back in control.