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Challenge Recovering a Lost Opportunity: What Can People Do During the Time of a Medical Treatment?

Recovering a Lost Opportunity: What Can People Do During the Time of a Medical Treatment?

Award: $20,000 USD
Deadline: Withdrawn
Active Solvers: 596
Posted: Dec 13 2016
Challenge ID: 9933817
 
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Abstract

Often, patients have to make regular visits to clinics to undergo medical treatments that last for hours. During that time patients are essentially free and have limited things to do – read, talk to other patients. However, this period could be used for other activities that could bring benefits to the patients, should those services be available to them. 

This Challenge is a call for innovative and creative ideas for the use of that time for patients. 

This Challenge requires only a written proposal.

 

Overview

Several medical treatments require patients to spend a significant amount of time each week in clinics. During the treatment period, patients use the time to rest, read, and/or talk with other patients. However, this period could be used for activities that would bring benefit to the patients, should those services be available to them. 

The Seeker is interested in identifying novel services or activities that can be performed whilst patients are doing their treatments. This is a call for innovative and creative ideas for services whose primary goal is to bring benefits to the patients, whilst simultaneously giving this tremendous unused human potential an opportunity to engage with meaningful, engaging tasks. 

This is a Theoretical Challenge that requires only a completion of the attached Application Form. The Challenge award will be contingent upon theoretical evaluation of the proposal by the Seeker. 

Submissions to this Challenge must be received by 11:59 PM (US Eastern Time) on February 13, 2017. Late submissions may not be considered.

To receive an award, the Solvers will have to transfer to the Seeker their exclusive Intellectual Property (IP) rights to the solution.

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