MedHack 2021 is the first ever hackathon hosted by HackHull. It is a 24hr event where students from various fields of study come together for a weekend to create innovative solutions that tackle the challenges currently faced in the NHS. Participants will be in teams of 2~5 people. There will also be a series of workshops/talks to improve your hacking skills and some fun social events throughout the hackathon to spice things up!
The event will take place virtually on Discord, Twitch, and Zoom on March 6th&7th 2021.
Winners of the hackathon will have the opportunity to submit their solution to the Google 2021 Solution Challenge!
The pandemic has had a toll on our mental well-being. How can we use technology to improve our mental health?
Many healthcare services have rapidly transitioned to telemedicine. How can we improve telemedcine to provide the best experience for doctors and patients?
In the era of big data, it seems inevitable that AI will be the next cornerstone in medicine...
Build something that’s over-the-top, over-engineered, and held together with Sellotape and bits of string… use your imagination! Winners get a GIANT enter button!
Create the most innovative AR/VR solution using echoAR platform
*The above challenges only serve as suggestions, participants can solve any obstacles currently faced in healthcare
Dr. Chase Ng | Doctor & Co-founder of Occam Health
Start with Why: Medical Startup
This workshop will show you the top tips of starting a medtech startup while being a medical student in the UK. Dr. Ng will take you through his journey of founding Occam Health as a medical student.
Dr. Marcus Baw | Chair of RCGP Health Informatics Group
John Dyer | Lead ML @ Moneyhub
Machine Learning in Healthcare & Early Careers
This workshop will take you through some of the important medical applications of machine learning and John's early career stories at British Computer Society.
"Connected Little Boxes" - a case study of an Internet of Things installation
The session will cover embedded development fundamentals, starting with the hardware platforms, development environments and deployment and configuration techniques. It will move onto communication technologies and backend systems.
echoAR: Building a AR/VR App in <15min
The workshop will show how to quickly create AR and VR apps with no technical skills or coding required and scale existing apps by connecting them to the cloud. Participants will learn to create real-time cloud-connected AR/VR apps using the echoAR platform.
Prizes & Perks
£100 Amazon gift-card (per team)
£50 Amazon gift-card (per team)
Perks for all Participants
Hull Biomed Society
Hull Computer Science Society
Hull University Physics Society
MedTech Foundation Hull York Medical School
What is a Hackathon?
Hackathon is usually a 24h or 48h event where programmers come together for a short period of time to collaborate on a project. As hackathon grows in popularity, many variants of hackathon have popped up, some even without coding.
How much does it cost?
This event is completely FREE to attend! There will be awesome prizes and merchs for the participants! So sign up while there’s still space left.
Can I participate if I don’t know anything about medicine, technology, or programming?
YES! No experience in medicine, technology, or programming is needed. Just bring your enthusiasm and creativity.
How many people can be on a team?
The team has to have a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 5.
What if I don't have a team?
Don’t worry if you don’t have a team. Just indicate that on the registration form and we will help you find your teammates on the day of the event.
How do I register as a team?
Just make sure everyone on the team registers for a ticket. We will regsiter the teams on the day of the hackathon.
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