This summer I've had the pleasure of acting as a Community Mentor on the OpenIDEO Healthy Lives Challenge. The challenge, sponsored by NBC Universo, NBC Universal and Telemundo, aimed to develop solutions through the use of current technology that would help people lead healthier lives.
The five winners were announced yesterday on the OpenIDEO Blog. Winning ideas include apps and wearables that promote healthy eating and exercise choices, as well as a television program with crowd sourced content.
I'd like to give special mention to Catarina Rivera and her "Healthy You TV" Idea, for whom I had the great pleasure of mentoring through the final phases. Her win is well-deserved!
There were many strong, user-centered concepts developed during this challenge. Congratulations to the winners and all contributors!