Accurate estimates of life expectancy have long been an interest of clinicians, insurers, and academic researchers. What if there were a way to predict how long one is expected to live without traditional medical records, invasive tests, or examinations? The Seeker wants to identify a novel method of determining longevity.
This is an Ideation Challenge with a guaranteed award for at least one submitted solution.
Life expectancy is a commonly used statistic to measure the health of a population. On average, the current worldwide life expectancy is approximately 70 years, but this is influenced by many factors, including gender, geographical location, family history, diet, and social habits. In our increasingly health-conscious society, people are making smarter food and lifestyle choices, but how do you know if your habits are actually prolonging your life? What if you could find out how many more years are in your future? Is there a set of data points that can be used to estimate an individual’s life expectancy? The Seeker desires a novel approach for combining information to accurately predict longevity.
This is an Ideation Challenge, which has the following unique features:
Submissions to this Challenge must be received by 11:59 PM (US Eastern Time) on August 4, 2014. Late submissions will not be considered.
The Seeker will complete the review process and make a decision with regards to the Winning Solution(s). All Solvers that submit a proposal will be notified on the status of their submissions; however, no detailed evaluation of individual submissions will be provided.
What is an InnoCentive Ideation™ Challenge?
An InnoCentive Ideation™ Challenge is a broad question formulated to obtain access to new ideas, similar to a global brainstorm for producing a breakthrough idea or market survey which may include ideas for a new product line, a new commercial application for a current product, or even a viral marketing idea to recruit new customers. Ideation™ Challenge submissions are typically about two written pages, and Seekers receive a non-exclusive, perpetual license to use all submissions.
In an Ideation™ Challenge, Solvers may:
Solvers should not reveal any confidential information in their submissions. Often the Ideation™ Challenge will be followed by one or more of the other three Challenge types to further develop the ideas and gain Intellectual Property protection when the concept has been well-defined.