To that end the Nokia Sensing X Challenge was developed, and they are willing to pony up $2.25 million in prizes to whoever achieves those goals the best in coming two years. In particular Nokia hopes to drive the development of sensor technology (it’s in the title of their challenge!) or the computing technology that takes advantage of the data gathered by mobile sensors. They specifically highlighted the following areas they hope to see breakthroughs in:
Cost and size: Pushing advances in electronics and computing can make many forms of sensing more widely accessible to individuals in their home, work and living spaces.
Interlinking: Driving sensors to interface more with other devices as well as the cloud, enabling both convenience and ubiquitous real-time sensing. This is also key to integrating health data with consumer social networks, another powerful dimension that can be deployed to improve health and well-being through peer support.
Resource scarcity: Improving the computing, communications and energy resources of sensors and sensing solutions.
Computing and machine learning algorithms: Pushing the development of sophisticated algorithms that can enable complex conditions—such as depression or addiction—to be inferred from sensor information.
If you’re a computer or medical professional with the relevant skill set we highly recommend you hit up the source link. But for everyone else we should still commend Nokia’s actions, as leveraging mobile devices to make health care more available and more affordable is a good thing for everyone.
source: Nokia Sensing X Challenge via The Verge