Students will form in interdisciplinary groups of up to 4, and by the end of the 24 hour period will have a concrete solution, whether it be a rapid prototype, a solidworks 3D design, a new phone app…the options are endless.
Have an idea for a solution to a medical problem? Bring it. Assemble a team while at HealthHacks and devote the hackathon to finally developing the solution. Don't have an idea? Come and be challenged by problems pitched from patients, medical doctors, clinicians, and biomedical engineers. Note that by attending this event, you agree to the MLH Code of Conduct (.PDF).
At HealthHacks, our motto is aligned with VCU's "Make it Real". If a team chooses to conquer product design, hospital throughput, or patient experience, each team will end the hackathon with a concrete prototype in some form, whether it be physical foam, 3D printed plastic, manipulation of an existing provided device, a new phone app, or a program. We will have mentors from all fields: engineering to medicine to industry, helping guide teams to develop their solutions.
Have you been approached about being a faculty mentor at HealthHacks? Please use the link below to register.
Saturday - November 11
Sunday - November 12
Attendees must be an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a college or university, and must agree to the MLH Code of Conduct.
Nope! Medical innovation relies heavily on interdisciplinary collaboration, so students from all disciplines are welcome. In fact, the skills of an art, business, or medical student can really help your team’s work stand out from the crowd.
Yes. Either build your own team, or come meet students from a variety of fields and we’ll help you find a team that can utilize your skills. Teams should have no more than 4 people
No. Please provide your own transportation.
Nope! Come have fun with similarly-minded people! We have several food breaks that highlight some of Richmond’s best cuisine, and we’ll have games and cool new tech to mess around with when you need a break from work! Additionally, there will be physician lectures throughout the event that will include cool clinical cases, as well as a student workshop on Saturday night with an engineering/design focus
Don't forget a valid ID and a sleeping bag if you are planning to stay overnight. If you have hacking equipment, feel free to bring it.
Hardware will be available to rent for the weekend. Mentors will be available for technical guidance and to troubleshoot. Come to HealthHacks especially if you don't know anything about hardware or 3D printing and want to learn!
HealthHacks would not exist without great sponsors. The event is an excellent opportunity to connect with and evaluate talent. You’ll see how the next generation of leaders can scope and creatively solve problems under pressure.
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