If you’re looking for something new and exciting to do, then look no further. Next weekend Liverpool will be hosting a Hacking Health event. Hacking Health is a global movement that aims to transform healthcare through the creative collaboration. On Saturday March 3rd and Sunday March 4th, Hacking Health will be hosting a health hackathon.
A hackathon is where a range of people including patients, students, developers, designers, healthcare professionals and general public come together in a fun environment with free food and drinks to solve challenges in healthcare. Hackathons have led to the creation of many novel solutions to health care challenges. For example, a web-based app that allows patients to store their cardiac stent information, manage their medication list, schedule reminders when to take their meds and provides education on heart health and coronary angioplasty.
The general structure of the event is as follows: individuals pitch a healthcare issue that they believe needs to be resolved, then attendees choose the issue that they want to solve leading to team formations. You then work within the team of your choice to build a product with the guidance of mentors and coaches. Finally you finish a prototype and presentation to showcase the product to a panel of judges.
You will gain valuable skills from this event and it is a great networking opportunity for students!
The event will take place in Sensor City (31 Russell St, Liverpool, L3 5LT), starting at 8.30 am on Saturday and ending at 4.30pm on Sunday. For more information on the event click here, and for tickets click here.