Invention Competition & Prize Money

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The Center for Health Analytics, Columbia University Data Science Institute
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Dear Students!

The Center for Health Analytics, part of the Columbia University Data Science Institute, is announcing Lions’ Tracks, an app design competition to support quantified self and facilitate sharing of tracking health-related information across the Columbia research community for advancing health research (See below). 

The challenge is open to all Columbia University students. Team registration is March 13. More at

There are prizes for the most promising entries!  Prizes (for full team): $2,000 for 1st place, $1,000 for 2nd place, and $500 for 3rd place

[Activity tracking, from step counting to heart rate monitoring and sleep pattern detection, is now monitored by many entities through personal commodity devices like smartphones and wearable devices. Yet, value from this raw information is limited. Most existing apps and devices have limited sharing mechanisms, preventing individuals from independently exploring and making sense of their own data, and hindering the research community's ability to leverage these data. Furthermore, while some data streams (e.g., steps, sleep) have already been considered by proprietary devices and apps, there are many other data types left to explore.]

Good luck!

Herbert Chase, MD, MA
Professor of Clinical Medicine
(in Biomedical Informatics)
College of Physicians and Surgeons
Columbia University


Herbert Chase