Health Hack 2017 review - Problems Solved

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 Organiser Roisin McMahon leads off the closing ceremonies

Organiser Roisin McMahon leads off the closing ceremonies

We saw some great stuff achieved at this year’s HealthHack. You can see details of the problems that were pitched on website and see the action from the weekend on our Twitter and Linkedin. You can really dig into the details at our GitHub (our projects are open source), see videos from events at our YouTube playlist, or read some of the wonderful articles our participants have written and/or have had written about them.

Brisbane

We saw a wonderful range of projects delivered at the Brisbane node. You can get a really good feel for the event via Roisin McMahon’s review or Nick Hamilton’s photos. We surveyed our problem owners after the event and we’ve included some of their feedback below as well.

 

Team Show me MND built an application to enable individuals with motor neuron disease to self-report symptoms to optimise their health care. They won 2nd place

Describe HeathHack 2017 in 5 words: Inspiring, well organised, positive vibe

What progress did you did you make towards solving your problem? We got a working prototype of the App by the end of the HealthHack.

What has happened since the event? We are now working with some members of the team developing a more extensive prototype, also planning on full development and maintenance of the app. Depending on funding. We have applied for funding, grant outcomes expected mid 2018.

Would you recommend HealthHack to other problem owners? Yes

 Show me MND hard at work, they were our largest team at HealthHack Brisbane

Show me MND hard at work, they were our largest team at HealthHack Brisbane

 

Team Birth Advisor created a database to help mums choose the best place to birth. One of their coders, Tracy, won our Supreme Coder award.

Describe HeathHack 2017 in 5 words: Brilliant

What progress did you did you make towards solving your problem? Networked and built a "bare bones" website that we're planning on finishing in 2018

What has happened since the event? Have networked and showed what we built to various govt departments. We are planning on using it to apply for grants in 2018.

Would you recommend HealthHack to other problem owners? Yes

 Alecia, with baby in tow, leading Birth Advisor

Alecia, with baby in tow, leading Birth Advisor

 

Team Yarning created a culturally sensitive app using storytelling to help end-of-life care for indigenous people. They won 1st place and the Design Award. Since HealthHack the app Yarning worked on has continued to be developed and is one step closer to being made available to the public.

 Yarning accepting their first place

Yarning accepting their first place

 

Team 24x7 Vitals measured fatigue symptoms with discrete tech to help people preempt medical emergencies.

 24x7 Vitals forming a team on Friday night

24x7 Vitals forming a team on Friday night

 

Team Andra built an Alexa bot on top of a robot platform that conducts conversations about your emotional state, and responds appropriately. They won 3rd place.

Describe HeathHack 2017 in 5 words: Exciting productive fun challenging rewarding

What progress did you did you make towards solving your problem? We managed to make a new build for the code what was previously running

Would you recommend HealthHack to other problem owners? Yes

 Andra and their robot just before judging on Sunday

Andra and their robot just before judging on Sunday

 

Team Clinic2Cloud worked on anonymous (with defacing) clinical image processing for the cloud. They used docker and cloud services to build a complete image processing pipeline in 12 hours.

Describe HeathHack 2017 in 5 words: Fun weekend, with interesting people.

What progress did you did you make towards solving your problem? We designed the application and developed a quite mature prototype.

What has happened since the event? Written two articles about it. Met the team once for drinks. Are planning to meet again for coding in Feb and applying for funding to pay for the cloud costs.

Would you recommend HealthHack to other problem owners? Yes

 Clinic2Cloud during pitch practice

Clinic2Cloud during pitch practice

 

Team PhinD! Worked on connecting PhD students and providing support for their mental health. It was designed to help improve wellness for PhD students - a very important resource for a very important problem.

Describe HeathHack 2017 in 5 words: challenging, fun, exciting, stimulating, soporific

What progress did you did you make towards solving your problem? Implemented app and basic text analytics

What has happened since the event? Got our project into iLab

Would you recommend HealthHack to other problem owners? Yes

 PhinD! pitching on Sunday

PhinD! pitching on Sunday

  

Sydney

Sydney was a shorter event than Brisbane but that didn’t mean we saw any less fantastic projects delivered.

 

Team OzMosis delivered "Intent" an education solution that acts as a single source of objective, yet relatable, data about fertility issues.

 OzMosis's final pitch

OzMosis's final pitch

 CardioSurf's final pitch

CardioSurf's final pitch

 

Team Hackers.1 delivered Genome Decision Makers an automated genomic data visualisation tool.

 Hackers.1's final pitch

Hackers.1's final pitch

 

Team MTP Connect delivered grant search system, which is an aggregator for multiple grant databases.

 MTP Connect's final pitch

MTP Connect's final pitch

 

Team Hello Sunday Morning addresses alcohol problems by focusing on supporting and leveraging the relationships around the drinkers to help people “change together”.

 Hello Sunday Morning's final pitch

Hello Sunday Morning's final pitch

 

Team Phyiso ROM created a cloud based AI that tracked the progress of Range of Motion (ROM) abilities of physiotherapy patients using Computer Vision. They won 1st place.

 Physio ROM's final pitch

Physio ROM's final pitch

 OntoClick's final pitch

OntoClick's final pitch

 Cancer Trial Matchers's final pitch

Cancer Trial Matchers's final pitch

 

Team SANA Digital Health worked on delivery of digital health to the elderly. They took out the innovation award.

 SANA Digital Health's final pitch

SANA Digital Health's final pitch

 

 

Thanks to ....

Dr Nick Hamilton's wonderful photos. Find him on Twitter at @DoktrNick  and his photos on Flickr at interestedbystandr

Thanks as well to our wonderful sponsors, without which nothing happens.