By Bianca Grogan
From 2006 to 2008, Project HealthDesign, from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Pioneer Portfolio and California HealthCare Foundation, supported nine teams to design and build prototype applications that could be run on top of personal health data. Through the Health 2.0 Developer Challenge they sought out designers and innovators to translate one of these nine prototypes into working applications that run on smartphones, tablets or web platforms.
On stage at the Health 2.0 Fall Conference in San Francisco, October 7-8, 2010, Team Ringful was announced as the winner of the challenge and of the $2,500 prize. The solution is a chronic pain management application that runs on both iOS devices and Android devices.