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Healthcare Hackathon by Junior Orsi

We can proudly say that the first Healthcare Hackathon by Junior Orsi was a great success!

The 6 multidisciplinary teams delivered very promising ideas to facilitate the lives of people living with diabetes. This event proved that cross-curricular collaboration is the future of healthcare.

The group that became third received a assortment of regional food products provided by BNP Paribas Fortis België. They developed an intracorporeal device called "Beta-Sub", that links glucose monitoring to insulin release. In order to be able to incorporate sufficient doses, different compartments and bio-membranes are introduced.

On the second place we have "Glucom", an application that mainly targets young people with a recent DM diagnosis. They are encouraged through positive reinforcement to deal with the disease healthier and more consciously. A discount/payment system was developed through various relevant partners (catering, shops, etc.). They received locally produced wine, also provided by BNP Paribas Fortis België.

Finally the winner is "Di-App-etes", a mobile platform that sets up a personalized patient model through various lifestyle information channels, which are often already present on the patient's smartphone. It enables them to provide more evidence-based advice on insulin administration with a self-learning algorithm. The winning group will visit the corporate office of Medtronic in Switzerland and will receive three coaching sessions by BlueHealth Innovation Center.

Healthcare Hackathon

We would like to thank Traiteur A Casa, Fruit -en groentenhandel Pruydt, Pasta la Vista, Red Bull & Solucious for the delicious food & drinks.

Also we would like to thank our partners Vlerick Business School, MedTech Flanders, Surgi-Tec, Imec.livinglabs, KU Leuven, Forcit, OLV Ziekenhuis Aalst Asse Ninove, Diabetes Liga vzw, VUB - Vrije Universiteit Brussel, moveUP & Universiteit Gent who provided us with lectures, coaches and jury members.

And last but not least, a big thank you to all the students who showed incredible motivation and ambition!

We are already looking forward to the next edition!