Microfluidics System To detect Circulating Tumour Cells
These projects are a part of 3 hackathons focused on addressing current global issues facing healthtech and medical staff in North America and the EU.
Issues include long emergency room wait times, overworked medical staff, understaffed medical facilities with overburdened staff, and stressful working conditions for first responders and medical staff:
Awards for the hackathons:
• Microsoft: Discover AI (Toronto Canada):
Among the top 25 teams in Canada.
• WhatTheHack (Leuven, Belgium):
Winners of the healthtech competition
Winners of the audience award
Winners of the Lions Den (competition among the winners of all the hackathon's categories)
• Lumohacks (Vancouver, Canada):
Winner of the hardware competition.
• Finalist- The Medical Device Development Centre 2019 Student Awards 2019 (Vancouver, Canada)
* Hackathon is a 24hrs event where teams design solutions and work towards building them, within the 24hrs time-limit.
Hardware used: microcontroller with a number of sensors including a stress button counter, where users click the button to count the number of very stressful interactions during their shift.
Testing the hardware.
Hardware data gets uploaded to a custom-built database