Philadelphia, PA — On Wednesday, September 21st, at the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, CableLabs announced its 10G Innovation Challenge winners including two local Kansas City area projects, both with ties to KC Digital Drive and KU, totalling $150,000 in prize funds. 

KC Digital Drive won the “Learn” category with a prize of $50,000 for its Metaversity Project with the KU School of Nursing, while MediView took home the contest’s Grand Prize of $100,000 for its Rural Breast Cancer Project in partnership with Dr. Jamie Wagner, Division Chief Breast Surgical Oncology, Vice-Chair Clinical Affairs, KU Medical Center, and KC Digital Drive. 

CableLabs issued a press release on 9/21/22 to announce the six winners of the 10G Innovation Challenge, who demonstrated how they will leverage the power of the 10G network to shape the way we live, work, learn and play. 

Local KC Winners
Grand Prize Winner – MEDIVIEW XR
Improving access to specialized breast cancer care with telehealth innovation.

Learn Category Winner – KC DIGITAL DRIVE/ KU SCHOOL OF NURSING
Experience virtual nursing education with simulated labs.

Other winners
Work Category Winner – TRACTORCLOUD
Diagnose and manage repairs of framing tractors with in-the-field fleet management.

Live Category Winner – XENNIAL DIGITAL
Uncover a data-driven “Medical Verse” for immersive medical training.

Play Category Winner – DANA LEUNG
Adventure to a virtual mall with immersive real-world shopping experiences.

People’s Choice Category Winner – T4 MOVEMENT
Utilizing the 10G network to better evaluate musculoskeletal disorders.

About KC Digital Drive 
KC Digital Drive is a 501c3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote a more equitable Kansas City through digital leadership, to maximize technology use by diverse communities, and to spur the development of technology solutions for vexing public problems. Learn more here.

About KU School of Nursing Metaversity Project  
This pilot features a virtual, immersive nursing school program to broaden access for prospective students, expand enrollment capacity, and build a more engaging and effective competency-based virtual curriculum. Learn more here.

About Rural Breast Cancer Project 
This project combines intuitive augmented reality visualization and data-driven medical imaging with seamless remote collaboration and an innovative delivery model to bring NCI-level cancer care to patients who lack access to such facilities. Learn more here

About Mediview
MediView combines three leading edge technologies-augmented reality, telecollaboration and data-driven insights to create new gold standards for diagnostic imaging, surgical navigation and ultimately patient care. Learn more here.

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