Stanford University's Interdisciplinary Health Hackathon

health++ is a two-day event that will bring together 200 engineers, designers, business experts, and healthcare professionals for a weekend of ideating, designing, and building for affordability in healthcare both domestically and globally.

 

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Prizes

$10,600 in prizes

Grand Prize: 1st Place

Grand Prize: 2nd Place

Grand Prize: 3rd Place

Best Understanding of an Unmet Need

$500 prize Stanford Biodesign is focused on educating and empowering health technology innovators to improve lives everywhere. Our need-driven approach to innovation emphasizes the importance of deeply understanding the problem and who you’re trying to solve it for BEFORE you begin inventing to ensure you develop technologies that delight your users and truly have a meaningful impact. For this reason, we will be sponsoring a $500 award for the finalist team that demonstrates the “Best Understanding of an Unmet Need.” The winner will be chosen based on how effectively you address the following questions: · How well does your team understand the problem you’re trying to address, the population you’re trying to solve it for, and what improved outcome is most important to achieve? · How effective was your team in using what you learned about the need to guide the development of your solution? Is there are strong linkage between the solution and what you learned about the need through your research?

Best Use of Intel API 1st Place

Intel AI Academy is a health++ sponsor this year and is bringing the Intel® AI DevCloud to our hackathon! You can use the Intel® AI DevCloud, powered by Intel® Xeon® scalable processors, for your machine learning and deep learning training and inference compute needs throughout the health++ hackathon weekend. To get a sneak peek and familiarize yourself with the tool, check out this online training or join Intel Technical Evangelist, Mecit Gungor, live on Saturday, at 2pm for a hands on workshop.

For the best use of Intel AI:
- First Place - $1500 for the team + Movidius NCS for Each Team Member

- Second Place - $1000 for the team + Movidius NCS for Each Team Member

- Third Place – Movidius NCS for Each Team Member

Best Use of Intel API 2nd Place

Intel AI Academy is a health++ sponsor this year and is bringing the Intel® AI DevCloud to our hackathon! You can use the Intel® AI DevCloud, powered by Intel® Xeon® scalable processors, for your machine learning and deep learning training and inference compute needs throughout the health++ hackathon weekend. To get a sneak peek and familiarize yourself with the tool, check out this online training or join Intel Technical Evangelist, Mecit Gungor, live on Saturday, at 2pm for a hands on workshop.

For the best use of Intel AI:
- First Place - $1500 for the team + Movidius NCS for Each Team Member

- Second Place - $1000 for the team + Movidius NCS for Each Team Member

- Third Place – Movidius NCS for Each Team Member

Best Use of Intel API 3rd Place

Intel AI Academy is a health++ sponsor this year and is bringing the Intel® AI DevCloud to our hackathon! You can use the Intel® AI DevCloud, powered by Intel® Xeon® scalable processors, for your machine learning and deep learning training and inference compute needs throughout the health++ hackathon weekend. To get a sneak peek and familiarize yourself with the tool, check out this online training or join Intel Technical Evangelist, Mecit Gungor, live on Saturday, at 2pm for a hands on workshop.

For the best use of Intel AI:
- First Place - $1500 for the team + Movidius NCS for Each Team Member

- Second Place - $1000 for the team + Movidius NCS for Each Team Member

- Third Place – Movidius NCS for Each Team Member

athenahealth+Redox ‘Fix What Matters’ Prize

When life goes wrong, health goes wrong. Is your code good enough to make it right? Come hack with us to build innovative digital health solutions that can tackle complex non-clinical risk factors—the social determinants—that have a much larger impact on patients' health outcomes than the clinical care they receive. Help our nation's providers address social disparities that increase patients’ health risks and hinder their ability to follow care recommendations. We offer the winning team $1000 in gift cards and the priceless fulfillment of helping solve one of healthcare’s toughest challenges!

Check out the athenahealth+Redox API here (http://bit.ly/2PJrNH7)

Persistent-NeoDesign $1k Prizes (2)

Despite tremendous strides made in medical science, some healthcare challenges remain formidable, particularly in the developing world. The Persistent-NeoDesign prize(s) will value the use of technology in a Global Health setting for diagnostic, prognostic or treatment purposes or efficient utilization of resources within the broad areas of

Maternal and Child Health
Geriatrics
Mental health
Rehabilitation
Nutrition

Entries will be judged on multiple criteria including but not limited to impact to patients and other stakeholders, scalability, generalizability, time-to-market and overall difficulty of the challenge.

Persistent-NeoDesign $500 Prizes (2)

Despite tremendous strides made in medical science, some healthcare challenges remain formidable, particularly in the developing world. The Persistent-NeoDesign prize(s) will value the use of technology in a Global Health setting for diagnostic, prognostic or treatment purposes or efficient utilization of resources within the broad areas of

Maternal and Child Health
Geriatrics
Mental health
Rehabilitation
Nutrition

Entries will be judged on multiple criteria including but not limited to impact to patients and other stakeholders, scalability, generalizability, time-to-market and overall difficulty of the challenge.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

Participants over 18 years of age of undergraduate standing or higher. 

Requirements

Final Deliverable

Project Expo: a ~5 minute pitch (slidedeck, demo, etc. included) to a group of judges

Final Presentation (top 8 finalist teams): a full 10 minute presentation, complete with Q&A

Your goal during the hackathon is not to create a full-fledged product - instead, focus on validating your solution, and proving that it is a worthwhile idea to pursue. When presenting to judges there isn't one, foolproof method. There are a number of ways to present your idea! Focus on bringing out the business and technical feasibility of your solution. Creativity in presentation is very much welcomed.

- Business Model: how will your innovation reach the hands of patients? Why is it unique compared to previous ideas in the problem space?

- Technical Prototype: software, hardware; include a live or videotaped demo in your presentation

- Mechanical Design: create a physical representation of your device, or create a virtual version in CAD, etc.

- Wireframe/Mockup: use wireframing tool to create your app workflow, free of code

- A combination of the above 

Please submit any and all presentation materials that judges will find useful in assessing your project. This includes slides of your business model, website links, video demos, etc.

Overview of Judging

  • Submissions: 12:30 PM, Sunday (Nov. 4)
      • Due to Devpost, please make sure to note what sponsor prizes you're submitting for
  • Project Expo: 1:30 - 3:00 PM, Sunday (Nov. 4)
      • All teams have ~5 minutes to pitch their problem and solution to groups of judges passing by
      • The top 8 teams will be chosen to present on the big stage!
  • Final Presentations: 4:00 - 6:00 PM, Sunday (Nov. 4)
      • The top 8 finalists each give a full 10-minute presentation to the grand prize judging panel
        • Suggested 7 minutes presentation, 3 minutes Q&A
  • Awards Ceremony: 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Judges

Oliver Aalami, MD

Oliver Aalami, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Surgery - Vascular Surgery @ Stanford

Judging Criteria

  • Need Definition
    Explain the need you are targeting: • Problem and its importance • Population and critical pain points • What improved outcome is most needed from a new solution?
  • Technical Feasibility
    Feasibility of implementation--Solution provided is technically sound--Plans for a Beta version are clearly laid out
  • Business Feasibility
    How will your solution reach the hands of patients? -- Path to market -- Business model/scalability/distribution
  • Creativity and Newness of the Idea
    What solutions exist and why is yours different?
  • Progress During the Hackathon: what did you accomplish this weekend?
    Prototype development stage -- Presentation thoroughness -- Next steps -- Story of progression