Health and Wellness
Mobile and wireless technologies have led to new and exciting innovation in building better health solutions. They can empower patients and improve health care delivery, resulting in cost reductions, better data usage, or more effective communications. Additionally, they can create solutions that foster and promote physical, mental, and emotional well-being across all age groups. Entries in this category typically involve new or re-imagined solutions relating to:
- Fitness and Nutrition,
- Disease Prevention,
- Disease Management and Treatment,
- Health IT,
- Analytics and Decision Support,
- Wider Healthcare Availability,
- and more.
Smart Cities and IoT (Internet of Things)
Technologies that take advantage of the ever-shrinking nature of wireless communications to create strong local hubs of interaction in a home or community are those which are best suited to this category. Entries in this category are innovative and effective, often addressing issues such as:
- or response.
Solutions in this category need not necessarily orient themselves towards the integration of controls and sensors with physical objects; participants can feel free to promote community or home engagement in new and unique ways.
More information about this category can be found here.
Arts and Culture
Engaging and empowering creation can flourish at the intersection of art and technology. This category can encompass new interpretations of what art is, or innovative ways to create or understand it; it can extend to ways that art can develop understanding in other fields, or make the production of art more inclusive. The freedom with the innovation in this category is as broad as art itself, but entries in this category typically relate to:
- Making art,
- Sharing art,
- Experiencing art,
- Acknowledging the cultures of yourself and others, and
- Creating a deeper understanding of art and culture
Technology impacts our culture in fundamental ways. The challenge for CIC participants is to come up with projects that do so in ways that are beneficial and intentional.
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Sports and Fan Experience
This category encompasses innovations that benefit the amateur or professional athlete, the experience of fans, the sports industry, and the world of Esports. In general, entries in this category fall into one of three sub-categories, each with their own focuses:
- Athlete benefit
- Performance enhancement
- Learning new skills
- Injury prevention
- Fan benefit
- Event experience
- Increased participation
- lowered barriers for entry
- increased participation
- injury prevention
Innovative solutions to problems common amongst any of these categories are welcome, as well.