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:

Lyme Innovation: How to Hack Lyme & Mini Hackathon

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Lyme Innovation aims to solve critical prevention, diagnostic, and treatment and rehabilitation challenges facing the Lyme disease field by bringing together diverse researchers and scientists at a series of hackathons in April and June 2016. This effort is led by the Dean Center for Tick Borne Illness at Spaulding Rehabilitation Network/Harvard Medical School Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and is sponsored by the Bay Area Lyme Foundation.

Lyme Innovation: How to Hack Lyme & Mini Hackathon

April 16: 12-5pm
MIT, Building 6, Room 120 (Map)
Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lyme-innovation-hackathon-with-cash-prizes-tickets-23914734615

An afternoon of ignite speeches, team building, and learning! You will hear from Lyme disease experts and learn about unique challenges facing the field of Lyme disease. These complex problems include prevention, diagnostics, treatment, and rehabilitation. Time will be dedicated to networking, sharing ideas, and initiating team formation for the main hackathon event on June 17-19. Recognition and monetary awards will be given to teams with promising project ideas as judged by a panel of innovation, Lyme disease, and business experts.

GrandHack2016 Coming Up Fast!

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Come join us on APR 29– MAY 1 at the MIT Media Lab for one of, if not, THE largest health hackathon in the world to help solve problems in three key areas:

  1. Connected Health
  2. Healthcare at Home
  3. Chronic Conditions

NO CODING EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! Come join hundreds of like-minded engineers, clinicians, designers, developers and industry experts to develop innovative solutions in healthcare.

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