The Outware Hackathon for Mobile Health was a great success with 17 teams presenting working prototypes to address the 3 key challenges presented by our partners in health:
- To build young people’s resilience using digital technologies.
- To provide people with rheumatoid disease the ability to monitor and manage their own care arrangements and to quickly share relevant information with clinicians.
- To improve access to suitable sport and recreation programs and facilities for people with a disability.
The result was a spectacular array of products including:
- Uplift – A game that teaches young people a simple and effective breathing exercise to manage stress
- Threshold – An Apple Watch app for chronic pain management
- 3 things – An app that uses gratitude to help people build resilience
- Bump Me – An Android app that uses NFC technology to gamify socialising in person
- Go Mobile – An Android Wear app that helps people with a disability find appropriate sports and recreational facilities
- Even a 3D printed heart for a trophy!
- And many, many more
On the same day, Outware Mobile also held a seminar for our guests all about the current mobile health landscape. We were incredibly fortunate to have three great speakers :
- Dr Louise Schaper (CEO, HISA) – Digital disruption in an analogue world
- Alex Young (Founder, Health Startups Asia) – IoT/Wearables and Healthcare: What problem are we trying to solve?
- Gideon Kowadlo (Founder/Director, Outware Mobile) – A pragmatic approach to innovation for mHealth
Winners will be announced next next Monday 11 May. Watch this space!
If you’re interested in finding out more about the Hackathon or the Mobile Health Seminar, please contact us.