At the recent BSN 2015, held at MIT, Cambridge, USA, a BSN Hackathon was co-organised by the Hamlyn Centre, Imperial College and Intel. The aim of the event was to provide an opportunity for researchers, students, technologiests and healthcare professionals to gather together to learn, share experience, and design solutions to solve real-world heathcare related problems usng BSN and Internet of Things (IoT). Intel's Edison and Galileo were provided as the platforms and the hackathon started off with a series of talks to provide the background knowledge required for the participants and followed by tutorials on the hardware/software platforms.
Final entries include:
- Big Ears - Nicholas Constant, Sara Stancin, Md Shaad Mahmud, Guglielmo Cola. An ear worn sensor for post-operative rehabilitation. The ear worn sensor consists of a heart rate sensor, temperature sensor and accelerometer for capturing gait parameters.
- Queu-Ez - Pariminder Kaur, Cody Goldberg, Krittameh Teachasrisaksakul. Aims to develop a wearable patient vital parameter recorder to enable real-time recording of vital signs. It is designed for critical patient care, disaster management and remote patient monitoring applications.
- HydroExo - Delsey Sherrill, Federico Parisi. Wearable sensor for monitoring hydration, especially for people working in extreme environment. The concept is designed based on CamelBak pack which is a hydration system in a form of a backpack and it is commonly used in sports and military.
And the winners are:
- HydroExo - Most Innovative and overall winner;
- Big-Ear - Best design;
- Queue-Ez - Best application.