Brooklyn-based life sciences and app developer company Data Cubed, has been selected as a finalist from among 97 entrants in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Opioid Challenge for its Resilience IQ platform. The app highlights the use of video game technology to help prevent relapse in people recovering from opioid addiction.
The ResQ app mobilizes an individual’s social support network to intervene at times when the risk of relapse is greatest. It was selected by the Opioid Challenge, a call to innovation intended to find technology-enabled tools to support and connect individuals affected by opioid addiction.
The three finalists will participate in a live pitch competition and be evaluated by onsite judges at the 12th Annual Health 2.0 Conference in September. The winners will be awarded prizes and promotional opportunities to showcase their top-ranking solutions and gain visibility in the health tech space. The top cash prize is $50,000.
“We are honored to be selected as one of three finalists in this important competition,” Paul Glimcher, the Chief Executive Officer of Data Cubed said. “With the right collection tools, it is possible to monitor people’s vulnerabilities to relapse every day and to identify critical moments to keep individuals on track. Colorful, rich and engaging game environments can be used in many innovative ways, from the fight against the opioid plague to the support of clinical trials for new drugs.”