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  • 1. Webinar Presentation Tuesday, June 19th 4PM ET #myair
  • 2. On Today’s Call Denice David Kevin Jean-Luc Shaw, Balshaw, Mobbs, Neptune, PhD PhD PhD MD Challenge Manager Program Director Innovation Program Senior Vice President Manager, Europe U.S. EPA Office U.S. National of Research & Institute of Innocentive Health 2.0 Development, EnvironmentalInnovation Team Health Sciences My Air, My Health Challenge
  • 3. Agenda for Today’s Meeting §  Introduction §  HHS/EPA Collaboration Goals §  The Potential of Integrated Air/Health Sensing §  An Overview of the My Air, My Health Challenge §  Q&A About the Challenge My Air, My Health Challenge
  • 4. Challenge Sponsors §  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency §  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services §  National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences §  Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT My Air, My Health Challenge
  • 5. Collaboration Goals “Better understand and leverageconnections between environmental quality and public health” My Air, My Health Challenge
  • 6. The Air-Health Intersection §  Many connections supported by research §  Many based on lab exposures or sensor systems without direct linkage between exposure and response §  Wearable sensors linking exposure and response can explore in more detail §  Examples §  Particulate Matter and asthma or arrythmia §  CO and cardiac function My Air, My Health Challenge
  • 7. The Potential of Personal Sensors How can an individual How does minimize exposure vary How do everyday exposure while activities influence across vulnerable still carrying out exposure and populations, by everyday health? location, or activities? between individuals? Within the area covered What is the temporal by a single regulatory relationship between monitor, how much exposure and exposure variation exists? physiological response? My Air, My Health Challenge
  • 8. Key Opportunities §  Data Integration §  Connecting, visualizing, and analyzing data across sources §  Community Engagement §  Customizing sensor combinations for local needs §  Collecting and responding to local input §  Making sensors that fit individual lifestyles My Air, My Health Challenge
  • 9. The Future of Sensors §  Inexpensive, powerful sensors provide awareness of how your air affects your health §  Individuals and communities can: §  Track specific pollutants of concern §  Access detailed, personal, real-time air quality and health information §  Create tools that help citizens interpret and act on air and health data §  Enable individuals and health care professionals to integrate the whole environment into care decisions §  Access affordable, easy-to-use tools for change My Air, My Health Challenge
  • 10. The Challenge “Develop innovative solutions that connect timely, location-specific air pollution data and human healthmeasurements to provide a more detailed picture of air qualitys impact on our health.” §  This is a 2-phased Challenge §  Sponsors have non-exclusive license to awarded solutions (winners retain ownership) My Air, My Health Challenge
  • 11. Expectations & Eligibility §  Using existing sensor technologies or those currently in development. §  This challenge is open to anyone who is §  an individual or team of U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States. §  Representing an entity incorporated in and maintaining a primary place of business in the United States My Air, My Health Challenge
  • 12. Getting Started Where to go: §  @ challenge.gov §  http://challenge.gov/HHS/372-my-air-my-health-challenge §  Or directly to InnoCentive §  www.innocentive.com/myairmyhealth What to Do §  Register as a Solver & agree to Challenge Terms & Conditions §  View the full Challenge description & work within your Project Room §  Team Project Rooms are enabled! §  Incentives for referrals! My Air, My Health Challenge
  • 13. Challenge Awards Challenge Phase 1 (Open) §  Written Proposal §  Up to 4 x $15,000 Awards Challenge Phase 2 (Invitational) §  Prototype Development & Proof of Concept Data §  1 x $100,000 Award My Air, My Health Challenge
  • 14. Phase 1 - Deliverables §  Written Proposal detailing: §  Air pollutant(s) and linked physiological effect §  Plans to create and test an integrated portable/ wearable system to measure pollutant and linked physiology §  Plans for data collection/analysis & transmission to enable useful monitoring of connections between air pollutants and health §  How community input and population-specific needs are met My Air, My Health Challenge
  • 15. Phase 1 Review Criteria §  Strength of evidence for air-health link (20) §  Ability of tech to provide meaningful data (20) §  Viability of plan for producing prototype (20) §  Wearability/portability of device(s) (20) §  Potential significance & benefit (10) §  Viability of proposed proof-of-concept (5) §  Use of community input (5) Up to 4 finalists receive $15,000 each & an invitation to participate in Phase 2 My Air, My Health Challenge
  • 16. Making Wearable = Usable §  Needed for users to comply with data collection requirements §  Needed for scaling to larger populations §  Ease of use §  Comfort and flexibility §  Accessibility §  Aesthetics My Air, My Health Challenge
  • 17. Phase 2 §  Four Finalists carry out Phase 1 plans §  Finalists attend a development workshop §  Receive feedback on designs §  Access entrepreneurial resources §  Include suggestions for future development and scaling of systems §  $100,000 for one winner My Air, My Health Challenge
  • 18. Timeline Oct 5 Nov 19Phase 1 submissions Phase 2 Summer 2013 due Opens Winner announced Nov 8 Finalists May 19, 2013 Announced Phase 2 submissions due My Air, My Health Challenge
  • 19. For More Information http://challenge.gov/HHS/372-my-air-my-health- challenge §  Follow link to Innocentive site §  Click “Register for Free” §  Online help available for registered solvers My Air, My Health Challenge
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