Longitude Prize on Dementia is calling innovators around the world to develop digital solutions that support people with dementia to remain independent for as long as possible.
What is a challenge prize?
- Challenge Prizes are a tried and tested method for supporting innovation. They offer a reward to those who can first or most effectively meet a defined challenge. They act as an incentive for meeting a specific challenge, rather than being a reward for past achievements. Prizes are also a means of throwing open a challenge beyond the ‘usual suspects,’ thus facilitating the engagement and participation of anyone who can solve the challenge.
The challenge statement
- The Longitude Prize on Dementia will be awarded to the creator of a breakthrough technology that learns from a person living with dementia, adapting and compensating for their condition as it progresses, and enabling them to continue living independently for longer.
- The winning solution will be a digital device or service designed for use by people living with dementia as the primary users. It must be able to demonstrate a transformational improvement in the lives of users, helping them to retain independence in one or more of the areas that contributes to their wellbeing and quality of life, including: essential activities of daily living, communication and social interactions; and other activities that enable them to lead a fulfilling life doing things they enjoy.
- Using advances in science and technology, such as AI and applications of big data, the winning innovation will be tailored to individual users and adapt to their changing needs over a sustained period of time. These technologies must be empowering for the user, overcoming existing ethics, design and technology challenges to develop a solution that is easy and enjoyable to use for people living with dementia as they transition through some of the pivotal transition points along the journey through the early to mid-stages of dementia.
- The prize is open to those who meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Individuals and academic groups, companies or non-profits, as well as partnerships between these worldwide.
- Those entering need to commit to co-designing theory solutions with people affected by dementia.
- The prize is open to innovators worldwide but entries must be in English.
- Applicants must commit to maintaining a high standard of data ethics
- Their judges look for specific qualities and specifications when assessing applications. In the case of the Longitude Prize on Dementia, the judging criteria which must be integrated into an application are split into four sections, followed by information about the assessment.
For more information, visit Longitude Prize on Dementia.