The theme of the 2017 HealthHacks was Pediatrics:

Children differ from adults in many ways, including size, development, and body chemistry thus there is a need for medical devices designed to these unique requirements. Major medical device companies often overlook pediatrics as a viable market, and the development of pediatric devices lags behind the development of devices for adults. As a result, physicians often have to improvise solutions or adapt existing adult devices for their pediatric patients. HealthHacks 2017 will focus on solving pediatric related problems from various subspecialties.

2017 Winners


Congratulations to the 2017 Winners!

1st Place

Solace: A Social Network for Teens with Chronic Illness

Project: A mobile app for teens diagnosed with chronic illnesses to connect with each other and promote emotional resilience.

Members:
Sarah Poirier, Carolyn Zin, Faye Mendoza, Zachary Pottanat

2nd Place

AVM: Adjustable Vitals Monitor

Project: Our vital signs monitor senses and records SpO2, heart rate, blood pressure and temperature of an individual from their wrist or ankle (and can be moved to upper arm or leg).

Members:
Panth Doshi, Brennan Chaloux, Ian Burns, Omar Karim

3rd Place

Grow with It PVChair

Project: A width-adjustable children’s wheelchair made from materials that can be accessed in developing countries including PVC, bicycle wheels and shopping cart wheels.

Members:
Carissa Akyeampong, Konstantin Mitic, Sarah Sopher, Coleen Foley

4th Place

Myo Music Therapy

Project: Utilization of the Myo armbands to stimulate senses in children with hand amputations and congenital hand diseases through music

Members:
Victoria Wagner, Eun Yi, Zachary Clement

Best Domain Name

FindMeImLost.net

Project: A Twitterbot using Natural Language Processing that assists with coordinated disaster relief and communication for civilians and relief agencies.

Members:
Nirmala Shivakumar, Yaxiaer Atajiang, Kyle Hammerschmidt, Ravi Shankar

Best Use of Amazon Web Services

FindMeImLost.net

Project: A Twitterbot using Natural Language Processing that assists with coordinated disaster relief and communication for civilians and relief agencies.

Members:
Nirmala Shivakumar, Yaxiaer Atajiang, Kyle Hammerschmidt, Ravi Shankar

Best IoT Hack with Qualcomm Dragonboard

Low Cost Electronic Medical Record

Project: A low-cost, centralized medical records server for implementation in developing countries. Uses Dragonboard.

Members:
Tien Comlekoglu, Zuhayr Shaikh, Robert Burris

2017 Sponsors

Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors!