Challenges

 

Challenge #1: Interventions for persons at high risks of developing Type 2 Diabetes

According to the findings of the National Health Survey conducted in 2010, 14.4% of Singapore residents aged 18-69 were diagnosed as pre-diabetic, a condition where individuals are at higher risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. With appropriate lifestyle changes, pre-diabetics can reverse their condition and prevent the onset of Type 2 Diabetes.

However, even when presented with intervention programmes, such as nutrition workshops and exercise classes by HPB and partners like SingHealth, many pre-diabetics choose not to participate actively.

How might we empower pre-diabetics to take charge of their condition and halt the progression to Type 2 Diabetes?

• How can we better attract pre-diabetics to join intervention programmes?

• How can we better support individuals throughout an intervention programme, so they stay with the programme and reap maximum benefits from it?

 

Read more about pre-diabetics and HPB’s programmes.

     

Challenge #2: Increasing physical activity level among working adults

Combined with better nutrition, regular physical activity plays an important role in minimising the risk of Type 2 Diabetes. However, according to the findings from the National Health Survey conducted in 2010, 54% of adults aged 18-69 are not getting sufficient physical activity. The most common reason given for not clocking sufficient physical activity was the lack of time.

HPB believes that more can be done to engage working adults to keep them physically active, beyond the programmes that are currently offered.

How can we encourage working adults to be more physically active through exercise and sports?

• How can we better design and implement programmes that are more appealing and will sustain interest among working adults?

• How can we enable working adults to be more intrinsically motivated to overcome personal and perceived barriers to exercise or play sports?

 

Want to get more insights into these challenges? Join us at the Workshop on Thursday, 22 June, or send us an email at hello@upsingapore.com

Prizes

First Prize

$5,000

First Prize

Second Prize

$3,000

Second Prize

Third Prize

$2,000

Third Prize

 
Merit Prize

$1,000

Merit Prize

Merit Prize

$1,000

Merit Prize

 
First Prize

$500

Best Design

Second Prize

$500

Best Use of Data / APIs

Third Prize

$500

Best Use of Technology

Ideas

 

Check out the winning ideas from the War on Diabetes Designathon!

HealthX brings trainers and fitness programmes to a location and time that is convenient to you via a mobile crowdsourced platform.

A holistic lifestyle modification programme that activates the self, social and environment with a three step approach (get curious, get moving and keep going) using social gamification to make fitness stick. There will be three types of challenges: goal setting by peer or family, group fitness gaming challenge where winner takes all and social dare […]

A programme in partnership with MOE to teach primary 2 student design thinking process and encourages students and parents to co-design and live out their family exercise plan.

A targeted awareness and messaging campaign through a personal health coach to impact behaviour and lifestyle change.

LifeStak is a mobile app and web platform that helps busy pre-diabetic executives with sedentary lifestyles attain a balanced and active lifestyle (without altering their current/pre-existing way of life) by automatically adapting and integrating personalized workout routines and nutritional plans (that are professionally designed by fitness instructors and food nutritionists) into their existing personal schedule.

A social diet tracker that helps you build good diet habits, based on the My Healthy Plate Concept. The aim is to provide timely and practical tips conveniently with the input being a quick snap of your meal before eating.

A Telegram chatbot that helps young working adults entering the workforce to manage the schedules of different individuals and recommend activities, aiming to sustain long term physical activity and form social communities.

A physical activity lifestyle planner for working adults to achieve higher physical activity rates through discovering new routes and communities.

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