Ginger.io has won the Data Design Diabetes Challenge hosted by Sanofi-Aventis, taking home an additional $100K on top of the $30K they had already won as semi-finalists ($10K) and finalists ($20K).

Ginger.io transforms a mobile phone into an automatic self-monitoring tool for tracking real-time movement patterns and social interactions passively–without user input.

The company was spun out of the MIT Media Lab and has recently raised $1.7 million in funding to continue developing its app and expanding into new patient verticals.

The judges were impressed by ginger.io’s technology for passive data collection, you can read some of their testimonials below.

“The ginger.io app demonstrates a fundamentally new technical innovation with wide applications.” – Hilary Mason, Chief Scientist, bit.ly

“Nothing else out there is as sophisticated on the passive side.” – Dennis Urbaniak, VP US Diabetes, sanofi-aventis

“The innovation Ginger.io brings to the field is novel. Passive monitoring, combined with the emotional side, as such, is very human-centered. Also, the Ginger.io team clearly learned to work together – they are entrepreneurial, very smart, technology savvy, with a strong EQ.” – Sue Seigel, General Partner, Mohr Davidow Ventures

“The team is humble. This self-reflection is deeply powerful in how they see themselves moving forward and how they shaped their goals as specific, actionable and realistic.” – Marry Hernandez, Founder, TuDiabetes

See Ginger.io’s demo pitch from the semifinal round below. You can also read my profile of the company from earlier this year.