Cure: Chronic Diseases
CoLab members create solutions11/01/16 04:00 EDT - 01/20/17 04:00 EST
01/20/17 04:00 EST - 02/09/17 05:00 EST
02/09/17 05:00 EST - 03/02/17 11:00 EST
We are facing a chronic disease crisis. Worldwide, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are responsible for 27 million deaths annually, over 75% of which occur in low- and middle-income countries. In addition to ending millions of lives, chronic diseases have major economic costs: estimates suggest they will result in tens of trillions of dollars in lost global economic output between 2011 and 2030, and in the U.S. alone, these diseases account for over $600 billion in medical costs each year
The Solve community aims to help fill some of the acute gaps in thinking, implementation, and discovery which exist in the effort to solve the world’s most pressing challenges. To jumpstart thinking, application, and innovation to mitigate chronic disease cost, morbidity, and mortality, the Solve community can:
Suggest chronic disease prevention models that can both reduce cost and improve health outcomes, particularly in low-income and developing country settings.
Propose innovative strategies for chronic disease screening, especially to increase early detection.
- Develop low-cost, rapidly scalable tools and technologies to help patients and caregivers more efficiently and effectively manage chronic disease burdens.
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|Solution name / Author(s)|
|Piezoelectric pumps convert arterial mechanical energy into automatic, valve-mediated microliter dosages utilizing non-cytotoxic materials|
|Disruptive blood screening solution to cut heart disease and diabetes costs up to 25% by enabling preventive medicine in routine healthcare.|
|reduce and reverse diabetes in 100m people by tracking and rewarding prevention using a blockchain & biomarkers.|
|Let's empower the Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) community, specially low-income populations, to make life-style changes in their nutrition.|
|A personalized video/picture campaign that initiates a companion synced treatment program through a mobile app; tying recovery & prevention|
|Convert organic waste to fertilizer to bring personal smartphone healthcare solutions to shared community-based SMART clinics|
|Reducing oil re-usage reduces NCD risk factor thereby increasing waste oil disposal to produce bio-fuel for refugee camps|
|Promoting a culture of healthy living through the cultural behaviour of the people and manage chronic conditions|
|Reduce global cancer burden through open source, iterative, online cancer literacy program for low to middle-income communities and NGOs/NPs|
|Provide accurate dietary tracking and predictive analytics, determine personal glycemic responses, and promote behavior change for diabetics|
|The solution to a complex problem like iron deficiency can be as simple as putting a Lucky Iron Fish in every pot #IronDeficiency #Soent|
|SMARTSTEPS-Technology platform combined with a unique screening approach modelled to get chronic disease risk score for less than a dollar.|
|A digital self-coaching program for obesity and diabetes with deep learning capability offered in a financial incentive-based model.|
|Respiratory feedback, analytics, tracking and coaching to detect, prevent and better manage lung disease using your smartphone and headset|
|Doxper digitizes, mines and delivers insights; from regular handwritten prescriptions, case histories, surveys, etc. with just pen & paper!|