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Health Hacks

HealthHacks is a two-day hackathon combining creative hardware and software solutions to real-world healthcare problems through innovation, creativity, and interdisciplinary teamwork.

The inaugural HealthHacks will take place at Columbia University from April 8-9, 2017 over a period of 24 hours and will start in Davis Auditorium at 8:00AM on April 8th.

HealthHacks emerged from a quest in 2017 to integrate and scale emergent health technologies to critical needs within the ecosystems of health and wellness. A team of passionate students within BMES and HTA teamed up with IBM Watson and its partner STMicroelectronics to provide novel tools for hackable discovery.

We seek to engage the talents of the HealthHackers community. They are 100 designers, students, engineers, healthcare professionals, and business experts with diverse backgrounds committed to provide scalable solutions as interdisciplinary as the teams that devise them.

Thanks to the collaboration between IBM Watson and ST and their long-term efforts to provide high-end IoT solutions, HealthHacks provides the community with a unique range of powerful tools, from hardware to software, to enable prototyping of wearable devices for medicine, healthcare, and biotechnology.