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Data Design Diabetes Innovation Challenge voting ends Thursday

Among the five semi-finalists in the Data Design Diabetes Innovation Challenge is a web-based tool created by Nigam Shah, PhD, an assistant professor of medicine at Stanford, and Grass Roots Science to prevent, diagnose, and treat diabetic foot injuries.

The project, called HopeUnwounded, is an interactive website combining uploaded patient data, such as pictures, glucose and insulin levels, with analyses of anonymous hospital data. The site can easily be accessed with a basic mobile phone regardless of users' reading and writing skill level or Internet literacy.

In this video, HopeUnwounded team member Stephen Racunas describes the project. Voting in the contest ends Thursday. You can cast your vote here.

Semi-finalists in the contest, which is sponsored by Sanofi-aventis, were provided with $20,000 and a team of experts to virtually mentor them as they transformed their concepts into prototypes. The prototypes were presented on Sept. 15 during a Demo Day event. The winning team will be awarded $100,000 and a one-month residency at the Rock Health incubator in San Francisco.

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