Schneider Electric recently launched its Healthcare Crowdsourcing Challenge, which will explore the potential impact of the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart edge devices on hospital electrical distribution.
The company presents this challenge to U.S. professional engineers or teams with engineers in scope to better define the needs and potential impact of IoT and smart edge devices on the design, monitoring, analytics, and maintenance of electrical distribution systems in hospitals. The challenge encourages the collaboration of multiple stakeholders across varying disciplines to provide innovative solutions that drive better design with added business value for the same or reduced cost.
Participants are invited to submit their materials to Schneider Electric until August 11, 2017. Judge commentary will be permitted from June 26, 2017 through August 11, 2017, at which time the submission period closes. A panel of industry experts will evaluate ideas and select winners. Judging will close on August 31, 2017, and winners will be announced on September 20, 2017. Participants are encouraged to sign up to submit their ideas on the company's Healthcare Crowdsourcing Challenge webpage. Winning teams will be presented at an American Society for Healthcare (ASHE) webinar and through ASHE publications. In addition, a total prize pool of $20,000 will be available for up to three winning teams.