There are many problems that plague medicine and healthcare. It is a wonder why these problems still exist, given how crucial health is to everyone here on Earth.
What better way to accelerate the solving of these problems by integrating technology into our radical solutions, while providing a safe, creative environment for people to do so?
HackMed aims to bring together hackers, dreamers, and doers to solve problems related to humanity’s elementary need, health.
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Best use of Machine Learning in a medical application using Python or MATLAB. You are open to using any libraries, premade datasets and pretrained architectures.
Upping Your Elvis
450 million people are suffering with mental health problems, right now. 66% of them won’t talk to a human about it as they’re concerned about stigma, but they’re 5 times more likely to talk to a machine. We want you to explore the best application of voice recognition to create an AI version of Talk It Out, our technique that helps people to develop positive mental wellbeing. You are open to use any available voice recognition software.
The Urban Flows Observatory has access to data from a network of sensors across the city of Sheffield that measure levels of pollutants affecting air quality. While recent studies have linked poor air quality to health issues, there hasn’t been any work done so far to look at how the local air quality information might be used in conjunction with local health data. This challenge is to explore the use of the Observatory’s data alongside health-related information you are aware of or can find.
Pitch In is a suite of projects looking at how the Internet of Things can be used to address issues related to such things as manufacturing, energy production and consumption as well as public health. As a second part to Urban Flows challenge a simple question is being posed, which is: “What additional, distributed, pervasive sensing and monitoring would be useful in the context of gathering evidence of the links been air quality and health?”.
Mentors help to shape the event by providing insight and guidance into different aspects of medicine, healthcare, and technology.
Dr. Dennis Wang
University of Sheffield
Lecturer in Bioinformatics, Co-Director of PG Programme in Genomic Medicine at UoS. He has 12 years of experience developing software solutions for biomedical labs and hospitals. Educator of genomics and data science.
Technical Specialist Engineer at MathWorks
Martina supports teaching and research with MATLAB and Simulink at Universities in UK and Ireland. In 2018 graduated at the University of Sheffield with a PhD on personalised cardiovascular modelling. She also had the opportunity to work as research associate for diagnosis of Pulmonary Hypertension and as research coordinator for an EU project to establish a new centre of excellence of medicine.
CEO of Cyberselves Ltd
Daniel is the driving force behind Cyberselves' technologies. His background, from low-level electronics to high-level robotics, allows him to tackle the challenging and universal technology stack that Cyberselves is developing from multiple simultaneous viewpoints. He has developed Animus, a robotics SDK that transitions robotics from a previously hard discipline to one that is more easily learned and applied to real world use cases.
Tzen Szen Toh
NHS & University of Sheffield
Academic Foundation Doctor at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, Computational Biologist in the lab of Dr. Dennis Wang, and Honorary Clinical Research Fellow at the University of Sheffield. He is also a co-founder of the MedTech Sheffield society and was the lead organizer of HackMed in 2017 and 2018.
Healthcare Analyst at Methods Analytics with a demonstrated history of using data to drive quality improvement within the NHS.
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|0800 - Registration begins||0800 - Breakfast served|
|0930 - Opening ceremony||0900 - Morning activity|
|1030 - Hacking starts & Team building||1130 - Hacking stops|
|1100 - Session: Talk it Out||1200 - Lunch served|
|1200 - Lunch served||1245 - Demo time!|
|1300 - Workshop: Machine Learning for Medical Applications||1415 - Demos end|
|1330 - Workshop: MatLab||1430 - Finalists' presentations|
|1400 - Workshop: Cyberselves Robot Programming||1520 - Awards|
|1800 - Dinner served||1530 - Final remarks|
|2000 - Evening Activity||1545 - The end!|
|0000 - Late night snack|
1st place will receive Ultimate Starter Kit for Raspberry Pi!
2nd place will receive Foldable Mini Drone!
3rd place will receive Metal Wire Puzzle Set
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1. What is HackMed?
HackMed is a medical hackathon aimed at developing creative solutions to solve problems within medicine and healthcare. It is a student-run event for individuals from various backgrounds interested in the crossroads of life sciences and technology.
Throughout the weekend, hackers at HackMed will have a unique opportunity to learn from each other, build awesome projects together, and share them with other hackers. This will allow a multi-disciplinary mesh of people working on developing solutions to pressing problems within healthcare and medicine.
2. A hacka-what?
A hackathon is commonly described as a programming marathon. It is a 24 or 48 hour event during a weekend where small teams (usually 2-4 people) come together to share ideas, learn new things, and build cool things with others.
3. So, what is a medical hackathon?
Based on the popularity of hackathons being held all around the world, a medical hackathon is a hackathon that is based around the theme of medicine and healthcare. This will challenge hackers to solve critical medical problems by working in small teams, while also having a great time! Hackers will learn, build, and eat together before presenting what they’ve built at the end of a weekend.
4. How much does it cost?
We’re happy to let you know that HackMed is completely free to attend! We’re providing a venue, food, drinks, snacks, WiFi, and hackathon swag! You just need to bring yourself and your enthusiasm.
5. Who can participate?
Any student from anywhere! You need to be a university student (undergraduate or postgraduate) or have left university in the past year.
6. I know nothing about medicine, health, or programming, can I still participate?
Don’t worry! Learning is a huge part of hackathons and you can bet that you’ll learning something new at the end of HackMed. We’re going to have workshops on various topics and we’ll also have mentors available throughout the weekend to help teams out!
So, don’t be afraid! Come with an open mind and heart, learn a lot, build something cool, and have a ton of fun!
7. Can I still participate, even if I’m not a student?
You sure can! We’re on the lookout for sponsors, judges, and mentors in life sciences, tech, academia, and their intersections. If you’re interested, shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be in touch.
8. How do I register?
Please follow the link on this website to our eventbrite event and register for our event there.
9. I don't have a team, can I still come?
You sure can! Most our attendees come alone or in twos. We will run a team building activity at the start of the day to find you teammates with complementing skills, so you get to build amazing projects together!
10. Does HackMed have a code of conduct?
We sure do! We’re following the MLH Code of Conduct.
11. Where do I sleep?
We’re preparing some lecture theatres so you can get some sleep if you wanted.
12. Does HackMed offer travel reimbursements?
We are currently unable to provide travel reimbursements for the event.
13. What if I have more questions?
Shoot us an email at email@example.com! :)