Novartis Mobile Health Challenge

654 Mission St
94105 San Francisco, CA
United States
Friday, October 25, 2013 to Sunday, October 27, 2013
Goals and Issues: 
Hosted by : 
BrandGarage (BrandCamp)

Create a mobile solution that helps caregivers of loved ones affected by Heart Failure regain control over their lives and provide more effective daily care. Heart Failure Overview: Heart failure (HF) is not the literal failing of the heart, but rather its deterioration over time due to the inability to pump enough blood and oxygen to support other organs. Every 30 seconds, someone in the US is hospitalized for HF. Heart failure typically affects people at an average age of 65 and impacts their lives in widespread ways, from managing their diet and exercise in entirely new ways to sticking to a strict medicine schedule. This often uproots the lives of patients, and that burden is often equally felt by the caregiver who is suddenly in an entirely new role with lots of responsibility and little idea where to start. Caregivers are responsible for the care of a loved one who is afflicted by some form of chronic illness. Caregivers come in many forms - wives/husbands, sons/daughters as well as certain health care professionals.