We are thrilled to announce the winners of the Speak the Same Language in PsA Challenge!


This challenge sought ideas on how to improve the dialogue between psoriatic arthritis patients and their rheumatologists to enable effective disease diagnosis and treatment.

We are absolutely thrilled with the overwhelming response and quality of submissions. Ideas ranged from mobile applications connected to wearable devices capable of tracking symptoms on a latent manner to voice recognition algorithms that allows patients to clearly communicate PsA symptoms to their HCP. We are also very happy with the variety of backgrounds of the teams that came from all over the world to solve our problem.


And the winners are...


1st Place, received $25,000:


Individual: Steven Wu

A framework for passive monitoring of PsA patients 



2nd Place, received $5,000:


Individual: Designamore

App to track PsA symptoms, Improves quality of life



3rd Place, received $2,000:


Individual: Gil Palma

LARA: Language Access Rheumatologist Assistant



Honorable Mentions:


Flare-less - ankbarney

Omni-PsA - Ovidiu Dobre

History Plus - Mitul Sarkar



Thank you to everyone who submitted and followed the challenge. Inspired by all the high quality ideas received, Novartis will continue to engage with the HeroX community in subsequent challenges. We hope that many of you will continue to share your creativity with us so that we can keep improving patient care together.