The 2nd annual Mount Sinai Health Hackathon was an exciting 48-hour multidisciplinary competition focused on creating novel technology solutions for problems in healthcare. This year’s theme was cancer.
Health Hackathon Finalists
- Streamline - AI-based tool for streamlining the clinical trial protocol development process to get treatments into the clinic more quickly and cheaply
- Team Members: Turner Baker, Michael Bramson, and Adam Friedant
- Helping Stand - A portable device to assist fatigued and/or debilitated patients with getting up from a seated position in an automobile
- Team Members: Yizhe Chang, Rumana Huq, Ommer Khaw, Lydia Krauss, and Yifei Shao
- OnTrack - App-based system for assisting pediatric cancer patients with maintaining social and school based interactions during treatment so as to facilitate more seamless school reentry after extended cancer treatment
- Team Members: Emuejevoke Chuba, Alagu Chidambaram, Lisa Gibson, Adam Hockman, Aanay Shah, and Angela Su
The 3 finalists from this year's health hackathon will each be awarded $2500 and will be invited to participate in the Innovation Showcase on February 15th 2018. During the Innovation Showcase, the top three Health Hackathon finalists and a fourth wild card team will present a 5-minute pitch to a panel of experienced entrepreneurs. This will be followed by a 10-minute discussion wherein the judges will be able to provide direct feedback to the presenters.