Mount Sinai Health Hackathon

The 3rd annual Mount Sinai Health Hackathon took place on October 19-21 2018. It was an exciting 48-hour multidisciplinary competition focused on creating novel technology solutions for problems in healthcare. This year’s theme was Rare Diseases.

Health Hackathon Finalists

  • Walk Thru - Re-invention of the walker for patients with Huntington’s disease with a portable accessory to facilitate getting through doors
    • Team Members: Brandon Dale, Chih Peng Chin, Greg Caubel, Hennesys Disla, Jiaqi Shen, Matthew Lin, Nicole Zatorski, Rebecca Choi, and Tiphaine Martin 
  • Eye Can Do - Smartphone-based eye tracking technology for immobile patients to interact with connected devices in a smart home environment
    • Team Members: Andrew Wang, Furqan Baig, Hongyi Duanmu, Karl Bezak, Sina Rashidian, and Xia Zhao
  • Mango Tango - Smartphone app called Demeter to provide diet-based tracking, management, and symptom assessment for patients with metabolic disorders
    • Team Members: Alyssa Mango, Jorg Calis, Leah Osnos, Ryan Neff, and Suraj Jaladanki

Health Hackathon Wild Card

  • Dormi - System for patients with sleep disorders to monitor sleep at home using solid-state radar devices that can measure breathing and body motion during sleep without contact
    • Team Members: Richard Lee and Paulo Serodio

Mount Sinai Innovation Showcase 2019

On February 14, 2019, the finalists of the 2018 Mount Sinai Health Hackathon and a wild card team will share their compelling technology solutions at the annual Mount Sinai Innovation Showcase. The teams will present a 5-minute pitch to a panel of experienced entrepreneurs from the NYC life sciences ecosystem. Each presentation will include a 10-minute discussion where the judges will provide feedback to the presenters, followed by an interactive Q&A session with the audience.

Prior to the Showcase, teams will be mentored by Mount Sinai Innovation Partners (MSIP) advisors to strengthen their presentations and learn the fundamentals of business development, customer validation and funding. They will also be invited to join alumni from ELabNYC in a custom feedback forum, sharing plans and brainstorming solutions to further develop the commercial product or service for each team. ELabNYC is a world leader in life sciences entrepreneurship training and networking, allowing Hackathon teams to get closer to commercializing their products for the benefit of patients and society. All attendees are invited to the networking reception following the event.


Click here to view all Mount Sinai Health Hackathon 2018 videos.


Health Hackathon 101

Health Hackathon Workshop Series - A set of videos derived from the "Health Hackathon 101" summer workshop in clinical research, sponsored by the Clinical Research Education Program at Mount Sinai

2018 Health Hackathon Sponsors


Premier Sponsor
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Persistent Systems

Persistent Systems builds software that drives our customers' business, for enterprises and software product companies with software at the core of their digital transformation.

Other Sponsors
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CONDUITS - The Institutes for Translational Sciences

The Mount Sinai Conduits – Institutes for Translational Sciences will enable the translation of basic scientific discoveries into clinical practice by creating an effective, efficient, and centralized administrative structure.

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Center for Nursing Research & Innovation

The Department of Nursing and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai collaborated to establish the Center for Nursing Research and Education (CNRE). One of the only nursing centers in the country to be established within a medical school, CNRE formalizes an already strong relationship between Mount Sinai nurses and physicians. The Center facilitates multidisciplinary translational research programs that emphasize patient care and strengthen the profession of nursing through education, innovation, and the application of research into everyday nursing practice. Having nurses actively involved in translational research may expedite bench-to-bedside discoveries that could improve patient care. The Center recently changed thier name to the Center for Nursing Research & Innovation.

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The Tisch Cancer Institute

The Tisch Cancer Institute (TCI), a National Cancer Institute-designated center, employs a multidisciplinary approach to cancer research and treatment, with the goal of advancing clinical breakthroughs that help prevent and eradicate cancer. The mission of the TCI is to advance the field of cancer research, treatment, and prevention and to facilitate the availability of these advancements to our communities so as to extend and improve the lives of cancer patients and their families.


2018 Mount Sinai Partners


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Mount Sinai App Lab

Founded in 2012, Mount Sinai App Lab is one of the first on-site specialized digital health labs in the world. They enable digital medicine innovation, evaluation, and transformation though patient-centered apps, analytics, and trials. Their RxUniverse platform enables health providers to prescribe the best digital medicine solutions, backed by evidence.

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Bringing Mount Sinai Discoveries to Life

Mount Sinai Innovation Partners (MSIP) facilitates the real-world application and commercialization of Mount Sinai Health System discoveries and the development of research partnerships.

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Sinai BioDesign

Sinai BioDesign is a project and engineering platform to enable physicians and researchers to take their ideas and research and turn them into commercially-relevant products. We are a full stack prototyping facility together with active project management, guiding inventors through the process of actualizing their ideas and having the greatest impact on patients.

Program Organizers: Peter Backeris, Cynthia Cleto, Kevin Costa, Layla Fattah, Janice Gabrilove, Louise Lammers, Holly Oemke, David Putrino

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