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The My Air, My Health Challenge is seeking prototypes of mobile air quality sensors that can connect information about physiological changes and air pollution - DIY technologists, makers, engineers and design innovators could all be possible Challenge solvers.
HHS and EPA are seeking new approaches from all quarters. You could use off-the-shelf devices, modify something that's in development, or design your own to answer the Challenge. Help us take a step toward a future in which personalized measurement gives everyone greater control over their own health and the environment!
My Air, My Health HHS / EPA Challenge
|Connect long-term health outcomes to affordable sensors.|
|Help test and report air quality and linked physiological data.|
How do we connect personal devices for testing and reporting of both air quality and linked physiological data? Such a system would enable not only high-resolution mapping of pollutant concentrations, but also support research and reporting of individual physiological responses related to the pollutant.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) [National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)] envision a future in which powerful, affordable, and portable sensors provide a rich awareness of environmental quality, moment-to-moment physiological changes, and long-term health outcomes. Health care will be connected to the whole environment, improving diagnosis, treatment, and prevention at all levels.
Up to four promising projects will win $15k each for their proposals, and one of them will go on to win $100k for the most effective solution.
Deadline: DEADLINE: 10/05/12