Can you create a tech-enabled solution designed to improve the quality of life for caregivers?

The possibilities are endless and we welcome innovative solutions that help caregivers at different points along their journey as they begin to . . . 

Identify as caregivers and assess their level of caregiving burden

Find available resources to ease their burden

Connect with other people to build and strengthen their support system


Challenge Timeline

Challenge Launch:  HxRefactored Mainstage
Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
Submission Deadline:
Tuesday, September 5th, 2017
Announcement of Winners:  Health 2.0 11th Annual Fall Conference Mainstage
Sunday, October 1st-4th, 2017 

Awards & Prizes

The top three ranking solutions will be awarded as follows:

  • Gold Prize: $10,000 
    • Meeting with the AARP team
  • Silver Prize: $7,000
  • Bronze Prize: $3,000

The challenge is now closed for judging.


Submission Requirements

  • Brief overview of the solution (up to 250 words)
  • Brief video (3 minutes or less) describing the solution, the design principles it follows, and how it meets the evaluation criteria
    • This can be a demo video of the working product or a video explaining the design of the solution and what makes it unique
  • Slide deck (up to 10 slides) including:
    • Vision behind the design of the proposed solution
    • How the solution improves the quality of life of caregivers
    • Product development & plans for growth
  • Visual composition (up to 5 pages) demonstrating design and layout of the solution, which may include: 
    • Wireframes, mockups, screenshots, or prototypes
  • Optional: Demonstrations of human-centered design approach, which may include: 
    • Usability and usefulness testing findings, user research findings, behavioral persona archetypes, journey maps, service blueprints (up to 3 pages) 

Evaluation Criteria

Submissions will be evaluated and scored based on the following criteria:

  • Innovation: Creativity and uniqueness of the solution
  • Scalability: Potential for growth & widespread adoption
  • Design: Design of the solution, including user friendliness & use of a human-centered design process to effectively address the needs of caregivers and provide a positive experience  (See human-centered design guidelines)
  • Impact: Overall potential to improve quality of life for the caregiver community, at large

Challenge Sponsored by: AARP | Powered by: Catalyst @ Health 2.0 & Mad*Pow