55 Innovators, 35 Mentors, 7 days and 1 Final Pitch.
DreamCatchers MedTech Hackathon Hong Kong is co-organised by the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP).
The week-long hackathon is targeting students from Stanford University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Hong Kong universities, and young professionals from HKSTP to experience Stanford Biodesign methodologies, design thinking, business model canvas, and to work in interdisciplinary teams to come up with prototypes of sustainable healthcare solutions.
2018 Theme: Automating Medical Care
Period: 24-30 June, 2018
Final Pitch Result:
Champion: Team Echo Eco
Solution (Cardiology): A way to increase the efficiency of taking and reading echocardiograms for patients with cardiac concerns in HK in order to improve their ability to receive proper treatment.
Vineeth Gangaram (Stanford University B.S. in Computer Science 2016)
Hui Tin Ho (PolyU BSc in Applied Biology & Biotechnology 2015)
Cynthia Lam (HKU MBBS, Year 3)
Li Yik Sum (HKU MBBS, Year 3)
Liu Shounan (SJTU MPharm, Year 2)
1st Runner-up: Team AnaeMirror
Solution (Microbiology/ Haemetology): A device to take frequent hemoglobin measurements in haematology patients receiving chemotherapy in order to decrease complications and costs from untreated anemia.
Brianna Chrisman (Stanford University M.S. in Bioengineering, Year 1)
Ling Sikai (SJTU PhD in Gene Therapy, Year 1)
Tang Yu Lam (CUHK BEng in Biomedical Engineering 2015)
Wong Chi Wut (HKU BBiomedSc 2017)
Sabrina Wong (HKU MBBS, Year 4)
Yau Yui Pan, Arthur (CUHK BSc in Computer Science, Year 2)
2nd Runner-up: Team AccuHeart
Solution (Cardiology): A way to improve the diagnosis of non-ST elevation myocardial infarction patients to decrease the incidence of complications arising from delayed treatment.
Gordon Chu (HKU MBBS, Year 5)
Rosa Hamalainen (Stanford University B.S. in Product Design Engineering 2018)
Hubert Lo (PolyU BSc (Building Engineering & Management) 2011)
Ma Abraham Tak Ka (HKUST MSc (Biotechnology), Year 1)
Ray Wong (Cornell University MBA 2015)
Zhang Ni (SJTU PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Year 1)
Ir Prof. Andros Chan
Chairman, Hong Kong Medical & Healthcare Device Industries Association Limited
Dr Crystal Fok
Associate Director, Robotics & MPE , Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation
Prof John Kao
Vice-President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Global), The University of Hong Kong
Dr Heston Kwong
Head of Emergency Response & Information Branch, Centre for Health Protection
Dr George Lim Tipoe
Assistant Dean (Biomedical Science & Health Professional Curricula & Assessment), HKU Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine
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