Outware Health Hackathon May 2015 – Highlights from Outware Mobile on Vimeo.

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A great summary of the day and all the amazing products our team managed to knock out in just 8 hours. Well done again to the winning teams and everyone else involved. It was an exciting way to see what’s possible in mobile health now and in the future.

If you’re interested in finding out more about the hackathon, please contact us.

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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:

  1. To build young people’s resilience using digital technologies.
  2. To provide people with rheumatoid disease the ability to monitor and manage their own care arrangements and to quickly share relevant information with clinicians.
  3. 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 :

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.

Episode 18 of the OMPodcast is now available for download – Subscribe via iTunesdirect feed, or download the audio file.

This week, Danny Gorog (Director/Co-founder) and Pete Talbot (Visual Design Lead) are joined by returnee special guest, Hugh Bradlow (Telstra’s Chief Technology Officer turned Chief Scientist), and myself, Lucia Vuong (Marketing Manager).

Hugh tells us what being a Chief Scientist at Telstra is all about and we discuss the technology behind connected stadiums, why we don’t get free WIFI, the high cost of data in Australia, and what manufacturers need to do to differentiate themselves as hardware becomes increasingly commoditised.