UNC AARP Digital Health Innovation Sprint 2017

The UNC AARP Digital Health Innovation Sprint 2017 challenged participants to find digital health solutions to the problem of medication adherence in patients age 50 and over.

2017 Digital Health Sprint Overview

The UNC Center for Health Innovation and AARP partnered for a second Digital Health Innovation SprintTM to develop digital solutions to the problem of medication adherence in patients age 50 and over. The “Sprint” launched March 2, 2017 with Discovery Day and concluded May 11, 2017 with Demo Day, when teams pitched their ideas and prototypes for the chance to win prize money as well as direct access to incubator programs and other resources designed to support early start-ups.

Sprint Recap

2017 Sprint Recap


Sprint Challenge

The UNC AARP Sprint aimed to find digital health solutions to the challenge of:  How can wearable devices  be used to seamlessly galvanize the 50+ population to take the right medications at the right time as prescribed?


Sprint Winner

Life Ring is a modular, wearable device and application that promotes medication adherence via advanced scheduling, communication, and medication management tools. The team received a start-up package that included $10,000 in cash and six months of free co-working space at American Underground, plus potential pilot opportunities with AARP and UNC.

 Life Ring

Sprint Sponsors

DHIS Sponsors 2017 

Sprint Sponsors