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Call for Applicants: MIT Hacking Medicine Robotics, Singapore, Feb 10-12 2017
MIT Hacking Medicine Robotics in Singapore!
Pioneering social robotics for eldercare
February 10th @ 5:30PM through February 12th @ 3PM
Hosted at SGInnovate @
32 Carpenter St.

Calling developers, clinicians, engineers, designers, researchers and business managers to join MIT Hacking Medicine for the first hackathon in Asia focused on companion robotics for eldercare.

On February 10 - 12, 2017, SGInnovate will host a weekend of hacking, brainstorming and building innovative solutions with engineers, clinicians, designers, developers, researchers and business people.

The MIT Hacking Medicine team will lead participants to build software and hardware applications on the Segway Robot platform to improve the lives of the elderly. During the hack, you'll be able to create robot assistants capable of understanding and engaging with elderly and patients with conditions such as Alzheimer's and others.

The Segway Robot was awarded Best Robot Butler at the Consumer Electronics Show and praised as "one of the most appealing robot concepts in the world" by prestigious tech media including Engadget. At the hackathon, you will have the opportunity to try out the Alpha Developer Edition robot, which is currently available to a very selective number of developer partners around the world.

Sounds exciting? Sign up to participate!

Developers, Clinicians, and Entrepreneurs are strongly encouraged to apply soon!

The objective of the hackathon is to create and grow a community of innovators around personal robotics for healthcare, mental healthcare and eldercare applications. If you belong to one of the following categories and have a passion for creating impactful solutions for patients and the elderly, then this hackathon is for you.

  • Healthcare providers: doctors, nurses, allied healthcare providers, etc. - You work with patients on a daily basis and know what's needed most.

  • Developers: hardware and software engineers (knowledge and experiences of Android development preferred) - You can improve the lives of patients and the elderly by developing solutions together with clinicians and business managers.

  • Businesswomen and businessmen - You know what's needed for a new startup to succeed.

  • Not a developer? Don't fret. Each team at the hackathon must be composed of passionate people from the above-mentioned three categories. Teams will form during the hackathon event.

You will be able to use advances in AI, robotics and gaming to address important issues in healthcare, not at an incremental level, but at a significant impact level. You will use these advances to address significant healthcare problems both in Singapore and the world. These may include teaching autistic children, monitoring and interacting with the elderly in group settings or as a sole companion, evaluating patient's activities.

The winning teams will get the opportunity to go on stage at MIT Technology Review's EmTech Asia - the conference on the emerging technologies that matter - and highlight the most innovative solutions developed during the hackathon.

On top of contributing towards Singapore's Smart Nation building efforts, follow on funding for the winning team are up for grabs, as well as access to prototyping facilities labs and the Segway Robot Developer Edition platform available for the winning top three teams.

Robotic platform & tools available at the Hackathon

Segway Robot will provide 5 alpha robots for the Hackathon teams to use during the Hackathon with full support during the event. Google Cloud apps will also be available to developers.

Participating Developers, please note:

There will be a training session on January 17, 2017 from 9AM-1PM with the Segway Robotics and MIT Hacking Medicine teams @ SGInnovate. This event is strongly recommended for all participating developers. You will get a chance to get familiar with the Segway Robot development package and ask questions to the teams behind the event so that, come February 10, you are ready to hack! Food will be provided at this event.

Find out more about the Hackathon at:
Website: https://hackingmedicine.mit.edu/hacking-robotics-singapore
FAQ: https://hackingmedicine.mit.edu/hacking-robotics-singapore/faq/
Email: hacking.med@sginnovate.com

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