ICICS Supports Hatching Health Hackathon


ICICS was a Silver Sponsor of this year’s Hatching Health hackathon, aka The Great Hatch 2018, held from  March 2-4 in the Wayne and William White Engineering Design Centre at UBC. Fourteen multidisciplinary teams with expertise in engineering, data science, design, pharmacy, nursing, and medicine, from UBC, Emily Carr, SFU, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, and UAlberta, teamed up with and professionals from healthcare, engineering, and academia to develop solutions to over 30 real-life healthcare problems. They worked incredibly hard from Saturday to Sunday morning to develop solutions, supported by prototyping equipment/supplies and mentoring. On Sunday, teams presented their prototypes to a panel of judges, who awarded the following:

  • Faculty of Applied Science Award for Best Innovation to VitalEyes, a triaging tool for healthcare professionals in the Emergency Department that non-invasively monitors patient vitals.
  • Faculty of Medicine Catalyst Award for the most interdisciplinary team to Flutter, a device that helps expecting
    mothers monitor fetal health.
  • Joule Healthcare Innovation Award for Biggest Potential Impact to Dtech, which aims to aid diabetic patients
    in early detection of diabetic neuropathy.
  • Great Hatch 2018 Grand Prize Award to Lumina, a simple, low-cost mechanical improvement on tools used in central venous access to improve efficiency and reduce risk.

ICICS was also a sponsor of the 2017 hackathon.