I have to do this! I started my technical career in medical software at a hospital, worked on many medical software projects and had my own medical software company. I have a good idea on how to win this prize but I have several problems with this:
- The rules are using outdated methods for measuring the success of the device
- The device is simply an enabler for solving bigger use-cases
- Any solution that solves this problem is worth billions, and
- 2015? Please, the technology exists to scale this much sooner.
Do I sound arrogant? I hope not, because I’m a complete optimist when it comes to solving world health problems with technology. I am NOT a doctor and I am NOT a scientist. I am, however, a PROGRAMMER and I believe that code will solve these problems. I won’t give out any more right now, except:
How about running this as an open-source project? Anyone that contributes gets attribution but no money, unless you patent some invention outside of the project. The challenge is that X-Prize rules are quite constrictive. If that’s the case, we’ll solve the problem and beat the contest to the marketplace.
More to come.