Apple ain’t the only one working on technological solutions to help manage diabetes, Amazon and IBM have joined the bandwagon (or perhaps pioneered even before Apple). Amazon has partnered with pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co., Inc. and is challenging developers to create Alexa-powered solutions to improve the lives of people managing Type 2 diabetes.
International Business Machines Corporation, on the other hand, is working with Medtronic plc to develop a new generation of personalized diabetes management solutions.
Now thanks to a partnership between Amazon, Luminary Labs, and Merck, Alexa might soon be able to help those with diabetes self-manage the condition. The Alexa Diabetes Challenge is accepting submissions from now until Monday, May 22, 2017, at 5 p.m, ET. Up to five finalists, all who receive $25,000, will be announced in July and placed into a “virtual accelerator” for prototype development, and in September, a winner will be announced.
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