BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Samsung Electronics, Co. Ltd. in collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital and MIT Hacking Medicine awarded six teams with cash prizes totaling $6,000 for their creation of innovative mobile healthcare solutions. Each winning team is also now pre-qualified to submit refined proposals for a chance to compete for the Samsung Healthcare Innovation Grant, where $500,000 will be split amongst the winning teams.
“We challenged participants to create something that will change the trajectory of healthcare,” said Peter Koo, Senior Vice President of Technology Strategy at Samsung Electronics. “These incredible minds did just that by creating solutions that are technically-disruptive, commercially-viable and most importantly, clinically-impactful.”
The Innovation Challenge kicked off on November 7th with keynote presentations by three industry leaders: Samsung Senior Vice President Peter Koo; Dr. David Ting, Chief Medical Information Officer of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH); and MIT Hacking Medicine Co-Founder Zen Chu. Samsung provided hackathon participants with the Samsung Gear S, Galaxy Note 4 and expert engineering mentors to support twenty-one teams in the creation of scalable healthcare solutions that solve across all levels of the medical value chain. The 1 and ½ day event concluded Saturday evening after a panel of ten judges selected the following teams for their winning solutions:
- 1st Place, $1,250: ETHER – Allows the operating room manager to receive real time data from anesthesia providers who can send status updates right from their wrist
- 2nd Place, $1,000: Clean – Provides compliance tracking for hospital-acquired infection protocols by discovering when health care workers enter patient rooms and combines that with data from smart sanitizing stations
- 3rd Place, $750: Migraine Trackz – Gives migraine sufferers the ability to identify triggers through data collected by personal and environmental sensors on the Samsung Gear S
- Samsung Favorite, $1,000: FitFriend – Using the Gear S, FitFriend provides a fun, interactive digital character that reminds kids to keep moving and make healthier food choices
- Mass General Favorite, $1,000: CADI – Access patient files and information faster and more accurately through a voice-activated electronic health record
- Crowd Favorite, $1,000: ETHER – See above
Samsung is proud to support MGH and MIT Hacking Medicine in the mission to develop mobile solutions designed to improve consumer driven healthcare. To learn more about the Innovation Challenge and winning teams, please visit http://www.massgeneral.org/MGH-Samsung-Collaboration and follow @SamsungBizUSA, @MassGeneralNews and @MITHackMed on Twitter.
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