In October 2013, Hacking Pediatrics held the first hackathon ever focused on pediatric healthcare. It was sponsored by Boston Children's Hospital in collaboration with MIT's H@acking Medicine. In under 36 hours, 16b teams brought to life incredible ideas that will change the lives of children and their families.
In October 2013, Hacking Pediatrics held the first hackathon ever focused on pediatric healthcare. It was sponsored by Boston Children's Hospital in collaboration with MIT's H@cking Medicine. In under 36 hours, 16 teams brought to life incredible ideas that will change the lives of children and their families and we are doing it again this year. Hacking Pediatrics Hackathon 2.0 will once again bring together the most innovative minds to disrupt pediatric healthcare. This years event will be held on the 17th - 19th of October at Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA.
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-posted by Michael Docktor, MD
We are doing it again this year!
Hacking a solution for hydrocephalus… just not the one expected
by NANCY FLIESLER on MARCH 7, 2014
A project that set out to build better shunts ended with potential ways to help kids avoid shunts altogether.
Shunts often are surgically placed in the brains of infants with hydrocephalus to drain excess cerebrospinal fluid. Unfortunately, these devices eventually fail, and the problem is hard to detect until the child shows neurologic symptoms. CT and MRI scans may then be performed to check for a blockage of flow—followed by urgent neurosurgery if the shunt has failed. Full Story>>
Hacking Pediatrics is excited to be co-sponsoring
Don’t Miss the Smackdown!
OK, so it’s not exactly a cage match, but the thirteen semi-finalists will be competing for the four top prizes at the Google Glass Challenge: Finalist Presentations & Expert Panel on April 23. Join us at Google’s Boston Headquarters to hear keynotes by Rafael Grossmann, MD, the surgeon who’s pioneering the use of Glass in the OR, Nayan Jain, White House Innovation Fellow and Early Glass Explorer, and Steven Horng, MD, MMSc, FACEP, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Emergency and Informatics Physician. The semi-finalists will present their ideas, we will announce the winners and then we’ll all network over beer, wine and fancy hors d’ouevres!