The Seeker desires a device to continuously and/or repeatedly measure the amount of blood in a volume of saline. The device should be capable of measuring at least twice per minute for at least 60 minutes.
This is a Reduction-to-Practice Challenge that requires a written proposal, experimental proof-of-concept data, and prototype delivery if requested
The Seeker is looking for a device to continuously measure blood content in a small volume of saline. Blood is introduced continuously through a thin, flexible probe placed in the container of saline and the device must be able to measure the overall blood content in the container at least twice per minute for at least 60 minutes. The device must be able to measure over the range of 0 – 1.25 ml of blood in approximately 15 – 30 ml of saline with an accuracy of approximately 6 µl of blood. Only minimal stirring is allowed, thus devices should not rely on an assumption of uniform mixing of the blood in the saline solution. The rate of blood introduction may vary significantly, and may start and stop numerous times.
The submission to the Challenge should include the following:
The award is contingent upon theoretical evaluation and experimental validation of the submitted Solutions by the Seeker.
To receive an award, the Solvers will not have to transfer their exclusive IP rights to the Seeker. Instead, they will grant to the Seeker non-exclusive license to practice their solutions.
Submissions to this Challenge must be received by 11:59 PM (US Eastern Time) on October 9, 2015. Late submissions will not be considered.
What is an RTP Challenge?
An InnoCentive RTP (Reduction to Practice) Challenge is a prototype that proves an idea, and is similar to an InnoCentive Theoretical Challenge in its high level of detail. However, an RTP requires the Solver to submit a validated solution, either in the form of original data or a physical sample. Also the Seeker is allowed to test the proposed solution. For details about treatment of IP rights, please see the Challenge-Specific Agreement.