Hacking Pediatrics 2013 Hackathon Winners
First place was RightByte.
This team was led by Elizabeth Hait, MD, MPH and Tara McCarthy, MS, RD, LDN. Dr. Elizabeth Hait is an Attending Physician and Instructor of Pediatrics in the Gastroenterology Nutrition at Boston Children’s Hospital. Tara McCarthy is a Clinical Nutrition Specialist also in the Gastroenterology Nutrition department at Boston Children’s Hospital. They propose creating an easily searchable aggregation of recipes that are appropriate for particular food allergies and intolerances. Not only did Team RightByte win the grand prize, but they also won fan favorite, a testament that this is a validated choice.
Second place was Emo Band.
This team proposes using innovative technology that can be worn on the wrist and can measure a variety of vital signs (temperature, heart rate, etc) to measure emotional state. This would be very useful to clinicians and parents who are trying to understand very young infants who cannot express their emotions yet.
Third place was VPShunt.
They proposed mainstreaming a whole new technology that is already being widely used by one of the pioneers of medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital.
Best design- Tinkerbell
Best hardware solution- Comfyball
Best App/Software solution- CueMe
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Photos from the Hacking Pediatrics 2013 Hackathon Event