Up to 5.3 Americans currently have Alzheimer’s disease and this number is expected to more than double by 2050, according to the CDC. With 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 every day, healthcare innovators are racing to develop technology enabled solutions that help seniors detect the early warning signs of dementia, prolong lucidity, and provide support to overburdened caregivers.
Partners HealthCare Connected Health’s newest innovation challenge, The Fit Mind Challenge, is an open call for solutions that support cognitive function in the aging population. The challenge is open through September 5th, and finalists—chosen by a combination of crowd voting and a panel of expert judges—will pitch-off onstage at the Partners Connected Health Symposium on October 20th.
Six teams have already submitted to the challenge:
Do you have an idea on how to support cognitive function in the aging population? There’s still time to submit!
Abby Ballou is the managing editor of MedTech Boston. She has a B.A. and M.Phil in English literature from NYU and the CUNY Graduate Center, respectively. When she isn't writing and editing for MedTech Boston, Abby enjoys reading, rock climbing, watching classic movies and listening to opera.
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