Winners of the Outware Hackathon for mobile health were announced today!
There were six prizes on offer. Every team created a working, proof-of-concept prototype to demonstrate their idea. The winners were:
VicHealth Challenge Winner: 3+hings – An iOS app that encourages and incentivises the practice of reflecting on what you’re grateful for in order to increases overall happiness, combat depression, and increase overall life satisfaction.
HISA & Dragon Claw Challenge Winner: The Flare Diary – An Android app that allows users to monitor flare pains. Users can measure severity, symptoms and location by audio or touch.
nib Foundation & DSR Challenge Winner: Swipe for Sport – A ‘Tinder’ like Android app for crowdsourcing sports and recreational facilities and program data. It does this by engaging all sports enthusiasts, making it as easy and fun as possible and rewarding people with “fitcred”.
Most Innovative: Schmooze – An iOS app that engages users in a conversation using artificial intelligence to lighten the mood. It simulates a friend to talk to, and helps users work through their problems and emotions.
Best Execution: Choice-O-Matic – An iPad game where users encounter various people and enter into conversations about common issues that young people face. It uses positive reinforcement to teach young people how to effectively open up about issues and approach difficult conversations.
Popular Choice: Uplift – An iOS game and Facebook community that teaches young people a scientifically proven breathing exercise to reduce and manage stress.
Congratulations teams! It was a great effort by all and well deserved.