Can a game app lead to better health? The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation thinks so. They’ve announced a competition challenging developers to create game apps that “generate useful health care data to improve health and health care.”
The competition will be conducted in two phases. Phase One is an “open ideation phase” where interested developer teams can submit app concepts. From there, the top five teams will be awarded $5,000 to build upon their initial proposals and create working game apps.
What’s at stake? The developer of the winning game app receives $100,000, while second and third place winners earn $50,000 and $25,000, respectively. Winners will be announced in September 2013, with the first place winner honored at the Health 2.0 7th Annual Fall Conference.
The deadline for submission is February 22, 2013. Learn more and register for the challenge here.