Palo Alto Medical Foundation linkAges Successful Aging Challenge


The developer challenge is focused one of the key linkAges system components “signal detection,”, tracking and interpreting data that will forewarn of impending events with the potential for significant negative consequences.

We are asking developers to explore Signal Detection, the creative detection and use of signals of physical and social health of our seniors to proactively improve health outcomes and quality of life.

We are particularly interested in community-based signals that are not currently captured and leveraged within the traditional clinical care setting:

-Select signals they believe are important and relevant to senior health and quality of life
-Prototype creative systems in which those signals could be detected, analyzed and meaningfully visualized by appropriate parties
-Show what actions would be taken as a result
-Demonstrate how that would improve the health of a population of seniors in the community.
-The PAMF Innovation Center is looking for expansive, outside-the-box thinking, so this is a place for BOLD ideas. We are looking for developer teams who are aligned with our Successful Aging mission and share our passion for disruptively innovative solutions.

Challenge Deliverables:
We expect participants to deliver a working prototype of their proposed solution that addresses the problem to solve and meets the requirements outlined in the Challenge Description.

Further details will be provided as part of the Challenge briefing process.

Fit with LinkAges Functional Design and System Architecture:
It is important that the Challenge solutions have the potential to interface with our system architecture.


Competition Organizer

Palo Alto Medical Foundation/Health 2.0

*Available in all states*

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Competition Category
  • Graduate - All U.S.
  • Undergraduate - All U.S.
  • Business - All U.S.
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Technology - Other
  • Women or Minority-owned
  • Specialized Industries
  • Virtual/Online
Who's Eligible

The Challenge is open to (a) companies that maintain a place of business in the United States of America and (b) individuals (whether participating alone or as part of a team) who are 18 years old or older as of their time of entry. U.S. Federal entities or U.S. Federal employees acting within the scope of their employment are not eligible to participate in the Challenge. Employees of Sponsor, Administrator, each of their affiliates, and/or any other individual or entity associated with the development, judging, or administration of the Challenge as well as members of such persons' immediate families (spouses, children, siblings, parents), and persons living in the same household as such persons, whether or not related, are not eligible to participate in the Challenge.

Competition Prizes

First Place: $5,000 + Participation in 6-month Accelerator w/ seed funding!
Second Place: $3,000
Third Place: $2,000