We’re Heading to Singapore: MIT Hacking Medicine Robotics (FEB 12-14, 2017) !

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  • Pioneering social robotics for eldercare
  • February 10th @ 5:30PM through February 12th @ 3PM
  • Hosted at SGInnovate @ 32 Carpenter St.

Calling developers, clinicians, engineers, designers, researchers and business managers to join MIT Hacking Medicine for the first hackathon in Asia focused on social robotics for eldercare.

On February 10 – 12, 2017, SGInnovate will host a weekend of hacking, brainstorming and building innovative solutions with engineers, clinicians, designers, developers, researchers and business people.


The MIT Hacking Medicine team will lead participants to build software and hardware applications on the Segway Robotplatform to improve the lives of the elderly. During the hack, you’ll be able to create robot assistants capable of understanding and engaging with elderly and patients with conditions such as Alzheimer’s and others.

The Segway Robot was awarded Best Robot Butler at the Consumer Electronics Show and praised as “one of the most appealing robot concepts in the world” by prestigious tech media including Engadget. At the hackathon, you will have the opportunity to try out the Alpha Developer Edition robot, which is currently available to a very selective number of developer partners around the world.

Sound exciting? Sign up to participate!

Developers, Clinicians, and Entrepreneurs are strongly encouraged to apply soon!

The objective of the hackathon is to create and grow a community of innovators around personal robotics for healthcare, mental healthcare and eldercare applications. If you belong to one of the following categories and have a passion for creating impactful solutions for patients and the elderly, then this hackathon is for you.

  • Healthcare providers: doctors, nurses, allied healthcare providers, etc. – You work with patients on a daily basis and know what’s needed most.
  • Developers: hardware and software engineers (knowledge and experiences of Android development preferred) – You can improve the lives of patients and the elderly by developing solutions together with clinicians and business managers.
  • Businesswomen and businessmen – You know what’s needed for a new startup to succeed.
  • Not a developer? Don’t fret. Each team at the hackathon must be composed of passionate people from the above-mentioned three categories. Teams will form during the hackathon event.

You will be able to use advances in AI, robotics and gaming to address important issues in healthcare, not at an incremental level, but at a significant impact level. You will use these advances to address significant healthcare problems both in Singapore and the world. These may include teaching autistic children, monitoring and interacting with the elderly in group settings or as a sole companion, evaluating patient’s activities.

The winning teams will get the opportunity to go on stage at MIT Technology Review’s EmTech Asia – the conference on the emerging technologies that matter – and highlight the most innovative solutions developed during the hackathon.

On top of contributing towards Singapore’s Smart Nation building efforts, follow on funding for the winning team are up for grabs, as well as access to prototyping facilities labs and the Segway Robot Developer Edition platform available for the winning top three teams.


Robotic platform & tools available at the Hackathon Segway Robot will provide 5 alpha robots for the Hackathon teams to use during the Hackathon with full support during the event. Google Cloud apps will also be available to developers.

Participating Developers, please note:

There will be a training session on January 17, 2017 from 9AM-1PM with the Segway Robotics and MIT Hacking Medicine teams @ SGInnovate.

This event is strongly recommended for all participating developers. You will get a chance to get familiar with the Segway Robot development package and ask questions to the teams behind the event so that, come February 10, you are ready to hack! Food will be provided at this event.

Find out more about the Hackathon at:

2016 Spaulding Rehabilitation Hackathon

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The Spaulding #Hackathon focuses on the development of creative and innovative solutions specifically for rehabilitation medicine challenges. This is your chance to join with other talented individuals to look for innovative ways to solve problems to benefit caregivers and patients. Presented by the Harvard Medical School Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Spaulding, this hackathon event brings clinicians, engineers, designers, programmers, and entrepreneurs together to tackle clinical and healthcare related problems specific to rehabilitative medicine.

Register: http://bit.ly/SpauldingRehabHack_2016

Date: October 14 -15, 2016

Venue: Microsoft Nerd CenterCambridge, MA


1st place prize

  • $2000 Cash
  • $5000 legal Services from Foley Hoag
  • $3500 iOS development from Beacon Growth
  • 3 month Membership to Cambridge Innovation Center

2nd Place Prize

  • $1000 Cash
  • $1500 iOS Development

Best Design Award

  • $10,000 Design services from Mad*Pow

All winners eligible to participate in the Spaulding Accelerator Program.


  • David Storto –     Partners Continuing CareAmy Cueva –       Mad*Pow
  • Ross Zafonte –    Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital & Harvard Medical School
  • Elaine Chen –      Harvard iLab
  • Michael Muehe – City of Cambridge
  • Dan Newman –    Partner, Cross Atlantic Ventures
  • Ralph Sheridan – Launchpad Venture Group

We’re Heading to Ireland: BioPharma Ambition 2016 (SEP 16-18)

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As part of the BioPharma Ambition Conference happening in Dublin, Ireland, we’re heading to Ireland from September 16 –18 to hack “Improving the Patient Experience from Bench to Bedside” at DCU Alpha – DCU’s standalone Innovation Campus in Glasnevin. 

Registration, Agenda and Details: http://bit.ly/BioPharmaHackIE .

The event will form part of the Dublin 2016 International BioPharma Ambition Conference, organised by the Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association (IPHA), BioPharmaChem Ireland (BPCI) and the National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT).

The primary goal of the hackathon is to provide patients with better treatment outcomes as well as specific targets such as better drug logistics and waste management, more effective doctor-patient interaction and a better overall patient experience.

Improving the Patient Experience from Bench to Bedside. 

Better Outcomes for Patients.

  • Better drug logistics & waste management
  • More effective health practitioner – patient interaction
  • A better patient experience.


  • 1st €3,000
  • 2nd €2,000
  • 3rd €1,000 
  • The prize giving ceremony for our winning team will take place in the Mansion House Dublin on Wednesday 21st September at the BioPharma Ambition delegate dinner.

Highlights from MIT #HackMed Health House @ SXSW 2016

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DAY 1: Patient Co-Creation and Journey Mapping Workshops

Day 2: Design Thinking Workshop and Mini-Hackathon

DAY 3: Pitch Perfect Workshop and Barracuda Bowls

A big thanks to our sponsors – AbelsonTaylor, HCB Health, Juice Pharma and ODH – for supporting this amazing 3-day event at SXSW. We’d also like to thank our friends at Crosswinds PR for the media support and AbelsonTaylor (once again) for putting these wonderful video highlights together! 

Join Us At #GrandHack 2016 — Our Flagship Event!

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Are you interested in healthcare innovation?

Join MIT Hacking Medicine for one of the largest health hackathons in the world! This is the weekend to brainstorm and build innovative solutions with hundreds of like-minded engineers, clinicians, designers, developers and business people. Within our three hackathon tracks, there is sure to be a healthcare challenge for everyone!

  • DATE: APRIL 29th—MAY 2nd, 2016
  • LOCATION: MIT Media Lab
  • TRACKS: 
    • Connected Health Track
      • Redesign care pathways and patient health management through smarter use of healthcare data.
    • Healthcare at Home Track
      • Design solutions to enable patients and patient families to maintain their health and independence comfortably in their homes.
    • Chronic Conditions Track
      • Transform the way those with chronic conditions manage their health and experience their day-to-day lives.
  • DETAILS: http://hackingmedicine.mit.edu/grandhack
  • FAQ’s: http://hackingmedicine.mit.edu/grandhack/faq/
  • APPLY NOW: http://bit.ly/mitgrandhack



Join Us for the Global Cancer Innovation Hackathon

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Calling all clinicians, engineers, entrepreneurs, industry experts and end-users! CAMTech, Global Oncology and the MGH Cancer Center invite you to a Global Cancer Innovation Hack-a-thon to spur innovative medtech solutions for pressing challenges around oncology prevention, diagnostics and care. The event will serve as an open innovation platform to catalyze affordable medical technology, business models and process innovations to transform cancer prevention, diagnosis and care in resource-limited settings. Over a 48-hour period, teams—through cross-disciplinary collaboration, mentorship, time/resource constraints and award incentives—can accelerate ideas into breakthrough innovations that have the potential to shift the paradigm of care for cancer globally.