Stanford University's Interdisciplinary Health Hackathon

health++ is a two-day event that will bring together 300 engineers, designers, business experts, and healthcare professionals for a weekend of ideating, designing, and building for affordability in healthcare both domestically and globally.

 

Schedule and details can be found at healthplusplus.stanford.edu

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Prizes

$13,000 in prizes

Grand Prize: 1st Place

$1500 prize

Grand Prize: 2nd Place

$1000 prize

Grand Prize: 3rd Prize

$500 prize

Best Understanding of an Unmet Need

$500 prize

Stanford Biodesign is focused on educating and empowering health technology innovators to improve lives everywhere. Our need-driven approach to innovation emphasizes the importance of deeply understanding the problem and who you’re trying to solve it for BEFORE you begin inventing to ensure you develop technologies that delight your users and truly have a meaningful impact. For this reason, we will be sponsoring a $500 award for the finalist team that demonstrates the “Best Understanding of an Unmet Need.” The winner will be chosen based on how effectively you address the following questions:

· How well does your team understand the problem you’re trying to address, the population you’re trying to solve it for, and what improved outcome is most important to achieve?
· How effective was your team in using what you learned about the need to guide the development of your solution? Is there are strong linkage between the solution and what you learned about the need through your research?

PHIND Innovation Grand Prize

One $1000 prize and two $250 prizes.

The PHIND Center integrates continuous health monitoring data collected from multiple sources both on the body, and in one’s home. We also study the fundamental biology underlying early transitions from health to disease and the associated biomarkers (molecules) of health and early disease. The Center aims to fundamentally revolutionize healthcare leading to better and more productive lives for everyone. The goals of PHIND are to significantly advance and develop: 1) data analytics for risk assessment of future disease, 2) biomarkers for the transition from health to disease, 3) wearable/home health monitoring devices.

- Fundamental studies on the biology of disease initiation/progression to understand the earliest transitions from healthy humans, organs and cells to the diseased state
- Biomarkers to study the molecules that indicate healthy states and early signs of disease
- Diagnostic technology and information to accurately monitor and detect health changes early, such as collecting and analyzing information from multiple sources on the body and/or in the home, office or wider community
Note: The focus should be on precision health not medicine, thus therapeutics or experimental
drugs, are outside of this scope. The goal being, to keep healthy people healthy for as long as possible, and detect disease as early as possible.

Some suggested challenge themes:
1) How do we make these new approaches accessible and affordable?
2) How do we promote use and engagement? For instance, the average Fitbit user drops out within the first 3 months of use.
3) How do make these approaches user friendly for physicians?
4) How best do we start to integrate these approaches in current healthcare models/business models?

Prizes: We will be awarding $1,500 in prizes for hacks that tackle health problems within the scope of PHIND.
Grand Prize: (1) $1,000, (2) $250 prizes

Global Oncology (GO) Prize (2)

2 $250 Prizes

Global Oncology (GO) – globalonc.org – based in Boston and Palo Alto, is on a mission to improve access to cancer care for underserved patients worldwide. GO connects the global cancer community through projects like TheGOMap.org to share the most current data and practices in oncology, with the goal of earlier diagnosis and better treatment in low- and middle-income regions. GO is proud to award "The GO Prize" to a group demonstrating its innovative spirit towards this end.

Best Use of BetterDoctor API

T-Shirts for the Best Use of the BetterDoctor API

BetterDoctor is providing health++ participants access to their Provider and Practice datasets and APIs!

Information about the Better_Doctor API:
- Free API for Provider and Practice data http://bit.ly/2yzSSTX
- Sign up at: http://betterdoctor.com/developers/
- Live Documentation: https://developer.betterdoctor.com/documentation15

Intel Nervana AI Cluster Grand Prize

The Intel® Nervana™ AI Academy has donated FREE access to their exclusive AI Cloud Compute, powered by Intel® Xeon Phi, to all hackathon registrants. There will also be a technical representative at the Hackathon on Saturday to answer any questions!

You can learn more about how to get started with the cluster, what tools and frameworks are available and answers to common questions here.
To register NOW and get your own direct and instant access now to toy around with before the Hackathon this weekend, please use the following information:

Sign-Up URL: https://colfaxresearch.com/stanford-2017/
Passcode Required For Sign-Up: KQBS4A9Y
Access Timeline: Available through October 31stth 12:00PM PST
How-to guide: http://bit.ly/2gxvGPA

AND, as an added bonus, Intel® has also released their latest AI Cloud offering – Intel® DevCloud – for Students & Developers to assist you with your machine learning and deep learning training and inference compute needs. You can learn more here, and request access today.

Prizes:
1 DJi Phantom Drone with Intel Movidius Chip – The winning/gold level participant who uses Intel Nervana AI Cluster as part of their project

2 Amazon Echo Dots – The runner up/silver level participant who uses Intel Nervana AI Cluster as part of their project x 2

Persistent-Neodesign $1k prizes (2)

Supported by Persistent Systems, the Neodesign prizes will be given keeping in mind:
Innovation & Creativity,
Impact,
Scalability,
Relevance to real-world setting,
Functionality of the prototype.

VascTrac Data Hack Grand Prize

VascTrac Data Hack

Welcome to the VascTrac Data Hack! This challenge builds on a heavily curated dataset from a clinical study on cardiovascular disease. Here’s how it works:

Task: Build feature extraction and predictive models that use raw accelerometer data from two different devices: the iPhone and the ActiGraph (a research-grade accelerometer) to predict disease status (continuous variable)
We are providing you with random samples from the larger dataset. Build your models/algorithms on these training data.
Judges will then test your models on left-out test data to evaluate how they perform.
Judgment criteria will be based on the ScoreCard criteria on Page 4. Accumulate as many points as possible. The highest number of points win!
Judges are available throughout the competition for answering questions.

First place: $2250
Second place: $1750

See the full info packet at http://bit.ly/2zEdtVi

PHIND Innovation Runner-Ups (2)

One $1000 prize and two $250 prizes.

The PHIND Center integrates continuous health monitoring data collected from multiple sources both on the body, and in one’s home. We also study the fundamental biology underlying early transitions from health to disease and the associated biomarkers (molecules) of health and early disease. The Center aims to fundamentally revolutionize healthcare leading to better and more productive lives for everyone. The goals of PHIND are to significantly advance and develop: 1) data analytics for risk assessment of future disease, 2) biomarkers for the transition from health to disease, 3) wearable/home health monitoring devices.

- Fundamental studies on the biology of disease initiation/progression to understand the earliest transitions from healthy humans, organs and cells to the diseased state
- Biomarkers to study the molecules that indicate healthy states and early signs of disease
- Diagnostic technology and information to accurately monitor and detect health changes early, such as collecting and analyzing information from multiple sources on the body and/or in the home, office or wider community
Note: The focus should be on precision health not medicine, thus therapeutics or experimental
drugs, are outside of this scope. The goal being, to keep healthy people healthy for as long as possible, and detect disease as early as possible.

Some suggested challenge themes:
1) How do we make these new approaches accessible and affordable?
2) How do we promote use and engagement? For instance, the average Fitbit user drops out within the first 3 months of use.
3) How do make these approaches user friendly for physicians?
4) How best do we start to integrate these approaches in current healthcare models/business models?

Prizes: We will be awarding $1,500 in prizes for hacks that tackle health problems within the scope of PHIND.
Grand Prize: (1) $1,000, (2) $250 prizes

Intel Nervana AI Cluster Runner-Ups (2)

The Intel® Nervana™ AI Academy has donated FREE access to their exclusive AI Cloud Compute, powered by Intel® Xeon Phi, to all hackathon registrants. There will also be a technical representative at the Hackathon on Saturday to answer any questions!

You can learn more about how to get started with the cluster, what tools and frameworks are available and answers to common questions here.
To register NOW and get your own direct and instant access now to toy around with before the Hackathon this weekend, please use the following information:

Sign-Up URL: https://colfaxresearch.com/stanford-2017/
Passcode Required For Sign-Up: KQBS4A9Y
Access Timeline: Available through October 31stth 12:00PM PST
How-to guide: http://bit.ly/2gxvGPA

AND, as an added bonus, Intel® has also released their latest AI Cloud offering – Intel® DevCloud – for Students & Developers to assist you with your machine learning and deep learning training and inference compute needs. You can learn more here, and request access today.

Prizes:
1 DJi Phantom Drone with Intel Movidius Chip – The winning/gold level participant who uses Intel Nervana AI Cluster as part of their project

2 Amazon Echo Dots – The runner up/silver level participant who uses Intel Nervana AI Cluster as part of their project x 2

Persistent-Neodesign $500 prizes (2)

Supported by Persistent Systems, the Neodesign prizes will be given keeping in mind:
Innovation & Creativity,
Impact,
Scalability,
Relevance to real-world setting,
Functionality of the prototype.

Vasctrac Data Hack Runner-Up

VascTrac Data Hack

Welcome to the VascTrac Data Hack! This challenge builds on a heavily curated dataset from a clinical study on cardiovascular disease. Here’s how it works:

Task: Build feature extraction and predictive models that use raw accelerometer data from two different devices: the iPhone and the ActiGraph (a research-grade accelerometer) to predict disease status (continuous variable)
We are providing you with random samples from the larger dataset. Build your models/algorithms on these training data.
Judges will then test your models on left-out test data to evaluate how they perform.
Judgment criteria will be based on the ScoreCard criteria on Page 4. Accumulate as many points as possible. The highest number of points win!
Judges are available throughout the competition for answering questions.

First place: $2250
Second place: $1750

See the full info packet at http://bit.ly/2zEdtVi

Requirements

Final Deliverable

Project Expo: a ~6 minute pitch (slidedeck, demo, etc. included) to a group of judges

Final Presentation (top 8 finalist teams): a full 10 minute presentation, complete with Q&A

Your goal during the hackathon is not to create a full-fledged product - instead, focus on validating your solution, and proving that it is a worthwhile idea to pursue. When presenting to judges there isn't one, foolproof method. There are a number of ways to present your idea! Focus on bringing out the business and technical feasibility of your solution. Creativity in presentation is very much welcomed.

- Business Model: how will your innovation reach the hands of patients? Why is it unique compared to previous ideas in the problem space?

- Technical Prototype: software, hardware; include a live or videotaped demo in your presentation

- Mechanical Design: create a physical representation of your device, or create a virtual version in CAD, etc.

- Wireframe/Mockup: use wireframing tool to create your app workflow, free of code

- A combination of the above 

Please submit any and all presentation materials that judges will find useful in assessing your project. This includes slides of your business model, website links, video demos, etc.

Overview of Judging

  • Submissions: 2:30 PM, Sunday (Oct. 22)
      • Due to Devpost, please make sure to note what sponsor prizes you're submitting for
  • Project Expo: 3:00 - 4:30 PM, Sunday (Oct. 22)
      • All teams have ~6 minutes to pitch their problem and solution to groups of judges passing by
      • The top 8 teams will be chosen to present on the big stage!
  • Final Presentations: 4:40 - 6:00 PM, Sunday (Oct. 22)
      • The top 8 finalists each give a full 10-minute presentation to the grand prize judging panel
        • Suggested 7 minutes presentation, 3 minutes Q&A
  • Awards Ceremony: 6:30 - 7:30 PM

Judges

Ami Bhatt, MD

Ami Bhatt, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine (Hematology) + Genetics @ Stanford

Robert Chang, MD

Robert Chang, MD
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology @ Stanford

Marta Zanchi, MD

Marta Zanchi, MD
Director, Biodesign for Digital Health @ Stanford

Oliver Aalami, MD

Oliver Aalami, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Surgery - Vascular Surgery @ Stanford

Malinka Walaliyadde

Malinka Walaliyadde
Partner @ a16z

Eric Richardson, PhD

Eric Richardson, PhD
Director, Global Medical Innovation Masters Program @ Rice

Santosh Mohan

Santosh Mohan
Head, 'More Disruption Please' Labs @ athenahealth

Jennifer Mangold

Jennifer Mangold
Fung Fellowship Innovation Coach @ UC Berkeley

Justin Norden

Justin Norden
Founding Team Member of Stanford Center for Digital Health

Gordon Bloom

Gordon Bloom
Founder of Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation Lab

Anurag Mairal, MD

Anurag Mairal, MD
Exec VP @ ORbee's Medical

Judging Criteria

  • Need Definition
    Explain the need you are targeting: • Problem and its importance • Population and critical pain points • What improved outcome is most needed from a new solution?
  • Technical Feasibility
    Feasibility of implementation--Solution provided is technically sound--Plans for a Beta version are clearly laid out
  • Business Feasibility
    How will your solution reach the hands of patients? -- Path to market -- Business model/scalability/distribution
  • Creativity and Newness of the Idea: what solutions exist and why is yours different?
  • Progress During the Hackathon: what did you accomplish this weekend?
    Prototype development stage -- Presentation thoroughness -- Next steps -- Story of progression