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Envision the ultimate NFC wearable for a chance to win!

Do you dream of creating a solution to make monitoring health and fitness activities easier? Using near field communication (NFC) in your designs can help! We want to hear your ideas for the next wearable design based on our RF430FRL15xH NFC sensor transponder in our ultimate NFC wearable design contest. There’s no need to actually create your design just yet — all you need to do is share your concept with us. If your design concept wins, you’ll receive the tools you need to get started and potentially be eligible to win a Sony® SW3 SmartWatch 3 SWR50. Additionally, finalists will have the opportunity to be featured in a blog post on the Launch Your Design blog.

Here’s how you can enter to win (full rules and eligibility requirements are below):

  1. Submit your IoT design idea that incorporates TI’s RF430FRL15xH NFC sensor transponder at the TI E2E™ Launch Your Design Portal by July 17, 2015.
  2. A panel of three judges, including representatives from TI as well as Holly Lawrence, marketing and social media manager for Digilent Inc., will judge the entries based on criteria such as product/solution uniqueness, contemporary (”coolness”) factor and overall TI semiconductor usage.
  3. Ten winners will receive the RF430FRL15xH  NFC sensor transponder and any of the following TI products from the list below:
    1. Sensor Hub BoosterPack: Evaluate the RF430FRL15xH  NFC sensor transponder with seven on-board sensors, including motion tracking, a pressure sensor, humidity and ambient temperature sensors, ambient and infrared sensors and a non-contact infrared temperature sensor.
    2. TRF7970A evaluation module: Test the performance of RFID/ NFC transceivers, custom firmware, customer designed antennas and potential transponders for a customer-defined RFID/NFC application.
    3. MSP430 flash emulation tool: Features a USB debugging interface to connect any MSP430™ microcontroller (MCU) to a PC for real-time, in-system programming and debugging.
    4. NFC sensor transponder patch: Features a flexible PCB, small form factor, battery less design with an integrated temperature that can be used as the development platform.
    5. AFE4403 analog front-end EVM: A fully-integrated analog front-end (AFE) EVM suited for heart rate monitors and pulse oximeter applications.
    6. After the ten winners have been determined and contacted on Aug. 14, 2015, each will have until Oct. 9, 2015 to complete their design. One completed design submission will be selected as the winner for the grand prize: a Sony SW3 SmartWatch 3 SWR50.

 

If you have any questions while creating your design concept, be sure to head over to our TI E2E community, where a TI expert can help you out.

 

By entering this promotion, you represent that you are a product or software developer, and should you win this promotion, you will use the EVM only in a research and development setting to facilitate feasibility evaluation, experimentation, or scientific analysis and not for any consumer or household use or as a part or subassembly in any finished product.

Rules and eligibility requirements:

TI’s ultimate wearable design challenge
(the “Promotion”)
OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  Void where prohibited.    

IMPORTANT UPDATE AND AMENDMENT (POSTED AUGUST 3, 2015):

Because of the large amount of interest and high volume of entries, judging is taking a bit longer than planned, and Texas Instruments has amended the dates set forth below as follows:

 

  • In Section 3.   JUDGING AND NOTIFICATION:

Phase one notification to potential winners will be made on or about August 14, 2015.

Entry to Phase two must be submitted by October 9, 2015.

The one (1) potential winner will be notified on or about November 1, 2015.

  • In Section 10.   WINNERS LIST:

Winners list will be available upon request (as described below) between  August 15,2015 and November 12, 2015.

1.   ELIGIBILITY

Open only to i) legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District Of Columbia, who are at least eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry (except that Alabama and Nebraska legal residents must be at least nineteen (19) years old, and Mississippi legal residents must be at least twenty-one (21) years old), and legal residents of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Canada (excluding the province of Quebec), Mexico, the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland who are the legal age of majority in their state, province, or country of residence at the time of entry, ii) with an active user account on the Website (defined below), iii) who are product or software developers, in each case, at the time of an entry pursuant to Section 2 (each, an “Entry”). Having an active user account on the Website is free.  Employees and their immediate families (e.g., parent, child, spouse or sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and those living in their same households, whether or not related) of Texas Instruments Incorporated, a Delaware corporation, with a principal place of business at 12500 TI Boulevard, Dallas, Texas 75243 USA, and its subsidiaries (collectively, “Sponsor”), and participating advertising and promotion agencies, are not eligible to enter or win. By participating, entrants to this Promotion (“Entrants”) agree to be bound by these official rules (“Official Rules”) and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are binding and final on matters relating to this Promotion. This Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws.

2.   TO ENTER

The Promotion begins at 12:01 a.m. Central Standard Time (“CST”) on June 9, 2015 and ends at 11:59 p.m. CST on July 17, 2015 (the “Entry Period”). All Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. CST on July 17, 2015 to be eligible. During the Entry Period, Entrants may enter the Promotion by entering in one (and only one) of the following ways in accordance with the entry requirements (“Requirements”) set forth herein:

a) All Designs (defined below) must incorporate Sponsor’s RF430FRL15xH NFC ISO15693 Sensor Transponder in Entrant’s wearable health and fitness application; other Sponsor products may be incorporated into the Design, but only the RF430FRL15xH NFC ISO15693 Sensor Transponder will be counted toward meeting the Requirements.

b) Entrants must have a my.ti.com account on www.ti.com (the “Website”); Entrants who are not currently registered for a my.ti.com account may register at my.ti.com by entering information in the required fields and creating an account. Accounts are free.

c) A fully completed online entry form on the Website, available at the TI E2E Launch Your Design portal at http://e2e.ti.com/group/launchyourdesign/m/nfcprojects; Entrants may modify or supplement their Entries at any time prior to the end of the Entry Period. Entrant’s Design and Entry will be publically viewable, accessible, and available, including by other Entrants.

d) Acceptance of these Official Rules;

e) Entries must be in English;

f) Entries must not contain materials that are lewd, obscene, sexually explicit, pornographic, disparaging, defamatory, libelous, obscene or Entries that otherwise contain inappropriate content or objectionable material.  Entries fitting any of these categories may be disqualified at any time in the Sponsor’s sole and unfettered discretion; and

g) The Entry must be the Entrant’s original work and must not infringe upon the copyright, trademark, patent, privacy, publicity or other intellectual property rights of any person or entity.

Entrants may, but are not required to, submit additional materials, such as source code and board files, to supplement an Entry; provided, that, such additional materials are submitted via a file share service and are hyperlinked within the Entry. 

Any Entries that do not comply with the Requirements will be ineligible.

3.   JUDGING AND NOTIFICATION

A panel of three (3) Sponsor-selected judges, at least one of which will be an independent judge not related to the Entrants or Sponsor, will review and rate each Entry on the following criteria:

a) use of TI’s RF430FRL15xH NFC ISO15693 Sensor Transponder in Entrant’s wearable health and fitness application;

b) overall TI semiconductor usage;

c) product/solution uniqueness;

d) contemporary factor;

e) description of the proposed product to include the problem(s) it addresses/solves;

f) description of how the product works and resolves the problem statement referenced in Section 3(e); and

g) a block diagram of the system with the key components highlighted and identified

A maximum of ten (10) points will be awarded for each of the seven (7) categories identified in this Section 3. The total number of points possible is seventy (70). Subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules, the ten (10) Entries with the highest total score shall be awarded the prizes in accordance with these Official Rules. In the event of a tie, an additional, “tie-breaking” judge will determine Winner(s) based on the criteria listed herein based upon the same point system.  In the event of a further tie, the Entrant with the highest score in Section 3(b) from the tie breaking judge will be deemed a Winner. In the unlikely event of a further tie, the tie will be broken based on the highest score achieved in each of categories (c)-(g) above, until the tie is broken.

Judges for the Promotion will be fully competent and are required to be fair and impartial.  Names of the Promotion judges will be provided upon request.

This Promotion will have two (2) judging phases; first, phase one (“Phase One”), and second, phase two (“Phase Two”), as follows:

Phase One: ten (10) potential winners will be selected by Sponsor from all eligible Entries received by Sponsor on the Website in accordance with these Official Rules. Potential winners will be notified by mail, phone, e-mail, and/or a direct message within the Website environment on or about July 24, 2015, and will be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, a liability release and, where lawful, a publicity release within seven (7) days of the date of issuance. If such documents are not returned within the specified time period, a prize notification is returned as undeliverable, or an Entrant is not in compliance with these Official Rules, the prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s discretion, an alternate potential winner selected from the remaining eligible Entries.

Phase Two: one (1) potential winner will be selected by Sponsor from all eligible Entries selected by Sponsor in Phase One for additional prize as indicated herein. The highest scoring Entry based on the criteria in, and in accordance with, Section 3 will be selected as the Phase Two potential winner. Upon receiving the prizes from phase one listed below, the ten (10) winners can remain in the contest and compete for a grand prize by completing their design integrating the NFC sensor transponder RF430FRL15xH and demonstrating the functionality of their initial concept submission. Entry for this phase must be submitted with description and demonstration of the functionality by September 18, 2015. One (1) potential winner will be selected by Sponsor from all eligible Entries of completed design submitted in Phase Two. Potential winners will be notified by mail, phone, e-mail, and/or a direct message within the Website environment on or about September 25, 2015. If an Entrant is not in compliance with these Official Rules, the prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s discretion, an alternate potential winner selected from the remaining eligible Entries.

A potential winner is not an official winner (“Winner”) until such potential winner’s eligibility has been verified and potential winner has been notified that verification is complete. Sponsor’s decisions are final and binding in all matters related to the Promotion.

4.   PRIZES

As part of Phase One, each of ten (10) Winners will receive: One (1) RF430FRL152HEVM (approximate retail value (“ARV”) $19.99). In addition, each of the ten (10) Winners may elect to receive one or more of the following five (5) compatible tools (not to exceed one item per tool, for an aggregate total of five (5) tools in total) of their choice from the list below:

  • Sensor Hub BoosterPack (ARV $49.99)
  • TRF7970A evaluation module (ARV $99.00)
  • MSP430 flash emulation tool (ARV $115.00)
  • NFC sensor transponder patch (ARV $5.63)
  • AFE4403 analog front-end EVM (ARV $199)

Total ARV of all Phase One prizes is up to $468.62, depending on each potential winner’s actual selection of prizes.

The Winners will be provided with vouchers to redeem their prizes on the Website in the TI Store (available at www.ti.com). Prizes awarded in Phase One, and Entrants’ redemption of such prizes, are subject to the TI Store Terms of Sale (available at http://www.ti.com/corp/docs/legal/termsofuse_store.shtml), TI’s Privacy Policy (available at http://www.ti.com/corp/docs/legal/privacy.shtml), and TI’s Terms of Use (available at http://www.ti.com/corp/docs/legal/termsofuse.shtml). Each of the foregoing documents are incorporated herein by reference, and by participating in the Promotion, each Entrant agrees to the TI Store Terms of Sale, TI’s Privacy Policy, and TI’s Terms of Use.

As part of Phase Two, from all eligible Entries selected by Sponsor in Phase One, one (1) final winner will receive: One (1) Sony® SW3 SmartWatch 3 SWR50. Total ARV of the Phase Two prize: $196.99. Total ARV of all Phase One and Phase Two prizes is up to $665.61, depending on each potential winner’s actual selection of prizes. Sponsor will fulfill Phase Two prizes via postal mail, courier, or such other method as Sponsor may elect.

Except as otherwise provided by TI, all prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor. For the avoidance of doubt, the Phase Two Sony® SW3 SmartWatch 3 SWR50 prize is awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor. Winners may not substitute, assign, transfer, sell, or redeem a prize for cash, but Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute a prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value. Winners are responsible for all applicable federal, state, and local taxes, if any, as well as any other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided. All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion.

5. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS/ LICENSES/PUBLICITY RIGHTS

ENTRANTS DO NOT RECEIVE BY WAY OF OR UNDER THE PROMOTION ANY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS IN ANY COPYRIGHTS, PATENTS, TRADEMARKS, TRADE NAMES, TECHNOLOGY, TRADE SECRETS, OR KNOW-HOW OF THE SPONSOR OR ANY THIRD PARTY.

No Entries will be returned to Entrants, regardless of whether they are accepted.  All Entries and design submissions become the property of the Sponsor.

All Entrants warrant and represent that all design ideas and applications submitted are entirely original, have not previously won any awards, and that Entrant is the owner of all interests in and rights to such designs.  By submitting an Entry to this Promotion, all Entrants further represent that there is no third party of any kind, whether an academic institution, commercial company, individual, or governmental legal entity which has any proprietary or other interest in, claims or rights to, any intellectual property rights, including trade secret, “know-how,” copyright, patent, trademark or trade name, in any design ideas submitted under the Promotion.  All Entrants further warrant and represent that their Entries do not contain any confidential or proprietary information belonging to any third parties. Any Entry which Sponsor in its sole discretion believes does not comply with these requirements may be disqualified.

By submitting an Entry to this Promotion, all Entrants agree, represent and guarantee that there are no obligations of any nature, legal or otherwise, which would prohibit, restrict, or interfere with their participation in the Promotion or submission of their Entry. All Entrants agree to obtain any necessary clearances, authorizations and/or approvals from any necessary third party participation in all Promotion activities and any such approvals which are required as a condition of participation.

No confidential relationship is established between the Sponsor and the Entrant as a result of entering this Promotion.  None of the information submitted by the Entrants will be treated by the Sponsor as trade secrets, confidential information, or as protected data under any obligation. Entries and Designs will become public.

All Entrants agree to be bound by the Promotion requirements for licensing of non-exclusive rights. Ownership of the design ideas (hereinafter “Designs”) shall remain with the Entrants.  In consideration of the opportunity to compete for prizes, receive publicity, and increase one’s understanding of TI products (which each Entrant acknowledges as full and adequate consideration), each Entrant hereby grants TI a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable and royalty-free license to use the Designs in, or as part of, TI products, to implement the Designs using TI products, to modify the Designs for such uses, and to publish the Designs for such uses by TI or by customers of TI under all applicable intellectual property rights related to the Designs, including but not limited to, patents, trade secrets, copyrights (including all moral and statutory copyrights), and trademarks.  To the extent additional documents or actions are required under local law for an effective license to these rights, title, and interests for commercial purposes, each Entrant agrees to fully cooperate in executing such further documents and in taking such further actions as are necessary.  Failure to comply with these requirements or to execute any documents deemed necessary by Sponsor to effectuate these rights may result in forfeiture of the prize.

Each Entrant agrees to the publicity grant with respect to their Entry and Design in Section 8. In certain countries, due to local requirements, it may be necessary for Entrants to execute, in addition to the entry form, certain other documents for license of intellectual property rights, prior to any publication of the full design idea submission.  In those countries, TI will make appropriate arrangements.  Entries and Design submissions may be published in Sponsor or third party publications without any additional compensation to Entrants.

5. LIMITATIONS.

Limit one (1) Entry per person, per household pursuant to Section 2 for the duration of the Entry Period. You may not enter more times than indicated by using multiple email addresses, identities, Website accounts, or devices in an attempt to circumvent these Official Rules. Multiple Entries in a single day will not be accepted. Entries received from any person in excess of the stated limitation will be void. Entries must fulfill all Promotion requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize. Entries that are incomplete or do not adhere to these Official Rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of Sponsor. If you use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent these Official Rules your submission may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of Sponsor. Entries generated by script, macro, or other automated means, or by any means which subvert the entry process are void. Standard text messaging and/or data rates may apply to those who submit Entries or receive Sponsor’s messages relating to this Promotion via a wireless mobile device. Wireless service providers may charge for airtime for each message sent and received. Contact your provider for pricing and service plan before use of mobile device for participation. To participate without using your mobile device, deactivate your mobile phone from your user account and enter via a computer. No other form of entry is valid.

TI products used in this Promotion by Entrants are not intended and may not be used for diagnosing, curing, treating, mitigating, preventing diseases and health conditions, or for therapeutic purposes, and may only be used in connection with this Promotion for the purposes of demonstrating and evaluating of TI products.

6. REPRESENTATIONS AND GENERAL CONDITIONS.

By entering the Promotion, each Entrant represents that he/she is a product or software developer, that he/she will use the applicable EVM(s) only in a research and development setting to facilitate feasibility evaluation, experimentation, or scientific analysis and not for any consumer or household use or as a part or subassembly in any finished product. Each Entrant also represents he/she has read, understood, and will abide by TI's Standard Terms and Conditions for Evaluation Modules (available at http://www.ti.com/lit/pdf/SSZZ027), which are incorporated herein by reference. Entrant acknowledges that Entrant has submitted its Design and Entry voluntarily and not in confidence or in trust. By entering this Promotion, each Entrant agrees to release and hold the Released Parties (as defined below) harmless from and against any losses, damages, rights, claims, costs, expenses (including attorneys’ fees), and actions of any kind arising from (i) late, lost, delayed, damaged, misdirected, undelivered, incomplete, inaccurate, unintelligible Entries; (ii) telephone, electronic, hardware, software program, network, server, internet service provider (“ISP”), Website, or computer malfunctions, failures, or difficulties of any kind; (iii) failed, incomplete, garbled, or delayed computer transmissions; (iv) injury or damage to Entrants’ or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in this Promotion or downloading materials from or use of the Website; (v) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by users of the Website, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Promotion; (vi) an exclusion or disqualification of an Entrant pursuant to these Official Rules, or the forfeiture of a prize and the selection of an alternate Winner; (vii) late, lost, misdirected, or unsuccessful efforts to notify Winners of a prize or delivery of a prize; (viii) acceptance, possession, or use or misuse of  a prize, or from participation in this Promotion, (ix) typographical or other error in the printing of materials or administration of the Promotion, or the announcement of the Winners or prizes; and (x) any condition caused by events beyond the Sponsor’s control that may cause the Promotion to be disrupted or corrupted in any way, including as described herein. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Promotion, the Website, or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified and all associated Entries will be void. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend, modify, or terminate the Promotion at any time and for any reason should any portion of the Promotion be, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, of the Promotion or submission of Entries.

7.   LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY.

Neither the Sponsor, nor any of its subsidiaries, advertising and/or promotion agencies, or any of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents (collectively, “Released Parties”) will have any liability whatsoever for, and shall be held harmless by Entrants against, any liability, for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind, including death, to persons, or damage to property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize or participation in this Promotion. In the event of a dispute regarding Entries received from multiple users having the same account, the authorized subscriber of the account at the time of Entry will be deemed to be the Entrant and must comply with these Official Rules.  An authorized account subscriber is the natural person who is assigned the Website account or e-mail address by the ISP, on-line service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning such accounts, as applicable. Sponsor’s liability hereunder will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Promotion, and in no event shall the Released Parties be liable for attorneys' fees and/or experts' fees and costs.  Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages and Participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

8.   PUBLICITY GRANT / PRIVACY.

Each Entrant, except where legally prohibited, grants permission for Sponsor, its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, and promotion agencies, and their designees to use his/her name, address (city and state), photograph, voice, and/or other likeness, comment, tweet, post, Entry, Design, and prize information for advertising, trade, and promotional purposes (including for purposes of announcing Winners),  without further compensation, in all media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide in perpetuity, without notice, review, or approval.

By entering this Promotion, Entrants agree to receive newsletters, updates, and/or other communications periodically from Sponsor in compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations in respect of this Promotion. Entrants may opt-out of receiving communications by unsubscribing in the manner indicated in such communications. Unless the Entrants of the Promotion who register to create a myTI account consent to the use of their personal data for marketing purposes, personal data provided by those Entrants during the registration will only be used by Sponsor for the purpose of the Promotion. The same applies for Entrants who already have a myTI account prior to entering this Promotion and who have not consented to TI’s use of their personal data for marketing purposes.

Designs and Entries will be automatically made available to the public and to other entrants to this Promotion once Entrant submits an Entry. Entrant acknowledges that the content, data, and other information Entrant posts on any social computing platforms or websites will become public.

This Promotion is subject to Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, as it may be amended from time to time, available at http://www.ti.com/corp/docs/legal/privacy.shtml (“Privacy Policy”). Entries, content, and other information posted on websites unaffiliated with Sponsor are subject to the respective terms of use and privacy policies of those platforms. By entering this Promotion, Entrants acknowledge that any content or information posted on the Website may become public.

9. GOVERNING LAW / JURISDICTION.

These Official Rules and the rights and obligations of Entrants and Sponsor in connection with the Promotion shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of  Texas, without giving effect to choice of law or conflict of law principles that would cause the application of any other state laws, and any dispute arising from this Promotion shall be brought in, and each Entrant hereby consents to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue in, the federal district courts in Dallas County, Texas.

10. WINNERS LIST.

For the names of the Winners (available between July 27, 2015 and August 24, 2015) send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Christy Ringheimer, Texas Instruments Incorporated, c/o Wearable Tech Design Challenge, 12500 TI Boulevard, Dallas, Texas 75243 USA.

11. MISCELLANEOUS.

If any provision(s) of these Official Rules are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force and effect. This Promotion is subject to all applicable export control laws and regulations. Entries on the Website are subject to Sponsor’s Terms of Use (available at http://www.ti.com/corp/docs/legal/termsofuse.shtml) and Privacy Policy (available at http://www.ti.com/corp/docs/legal/privacy.shtml).

This Promotion is not sponsored, endorsed, administered, affiliated, or associated in any way with Sony. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Promotion must be directed to the Sponsor and not to Sony.

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