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Posted in: Nuts and Volts (June 2013)

2013 National microMedic Contest

Now YOU have the opportunity to help others through your medical application invention! Using microcontrollers and sensors inventors and students will create medical applications and products for possible use in the healthcare industry, medical simulation training, and the battlefield. 

Up to $25,000 in awards will be given away to winners of the contest. Students and the public are encouraged to participate.  Free kits (100) will be given away to qualified participants on a first come first serve basis. Those who do not qualify for free kits will be able to purchase a kit online.



How to Participate
Steps to Participate:

Refer to the application and category suggestions for the contest to gather ideas.
Download the  microMedic Contest Application Form, save it to your computer, and fill it out. Email a completed form to [email protected] to receive a contest number and request a free microMedic Application Idea Kit (limit one per person or team), if desired. Applications will be reviewed by a committee every two weeks, kits will ship to qualified applicants on the Wednesday following the review. The issuance of a Project Number represents a commitment on your behalf to submit a project in the contest. Participants under the age of 18 will also need to submit a Minor Liability Release Waiver signed by their parent or legal guardian.
Start creating your project.

Participate in the microMedic contest discussion forums hosted by Parallax, helping others and asking questions.
Send in completed project to [email protected].
Attend optional awards ceremony if you are a winner in the contest.
Note: if you encounter difficulties using the Contest Application Form, please email [email protected] for assistance.

Contest Categories
Honorable mentions will be chosen in each of the following contest categories.

  • Most Creative Use of the microMedic Contest Kit
  • Best Integration of Fabrication (3D printing, CNC routing or machining, laser-cutting, shop tools)
  • Best Patient Application
  • Best Medical Tool or Device
  • Best Medical Training and Simulation Product
  • Best Wireless, Telemedicine or Robotic Application

This is not an exhaustive list. Please submit your application even if it falls outside this list of project suggestions. Judging will not occur per category. Each application will be judged relative to all other applications in its division.


[Source] Parallax