Our first annual Hacking Health Waterloo Hackathon is a weekend-long hackathon that breaks down barriers to healthcare innovation by bringing together IT and healthcare professionals to collaborate, dream up & design apps, devices and solutions for patient-centric care.
This year’s theme: Brain Health, Aging and Wellness
Our Hackathon Challenges:
- Emergency Department Visits: Solutions that reduce or avoid unnecessary emergency department visits for older adults living with dementia.
- Falls prevention: Solutions that prevent falls, or mitigate injury due to falls, in older adults with dementia.
- Aging at Home: Solutions for better management of complex chronic conditions in older adults with dementia who are living at home.
- Cognitive Fitness: Solutions that improve brain health or cognitive fitness in older adults.
We’ve set up our Sparkboard! This site will help us know who is coming to the event, what ideas teams are working on, and who needs help. Most important, it helps participants form teams that bridge the gap between medicine and technology. Please sign up your project here.
What is Hacking Health?
Hacking Health is an international movement designed to improve health care by inviting technology creators and health care professionals to collaborate on realistic, human-centric solutions to front-line problems. Learn more about Hacking Health Waterloo HERE.
Hacking Health Waterloo is powered by our partnerships. We’d love to have YOU join us! Please email us if you are interested in endorsing Hacking Health Waterloo!
<Prizes & Awards>
AGFA Healthcare: $1,000 cash prize.
Desjardins Insurance: $500 cash prize.
IBM: $48,000 worth in credits for IBM Softlayer and Bluemix services. Total of two licenses for one year.
Canadian Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation at Baycrest: $15,000 worth of onsite team workshop with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs).
PointClickCare: $10,000 worth of one-day onsite consulting services with PointClickCare Business Development, Security Compliance, and Technology teams.
Signal UX: $5,000 worth in three-days UX prototype consulting services.
CareAcademy: $1,000 worth in one day consulting services.
OpenSky Incubator: $500 worth in three one month membership passes to OpenSky Incubator.