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Shape the Future


We have just had the is the Health Hack Weekend (May 17-19) with speakers, networking and a 24 hour hackathon with new innovations in mobile health, self tracking and other solutions related to healthcare, selfcare or wellness.

The winners of Health Hack Day 2013:
1:st - Better Kay - digital tools for digital women with incontinence by Adam Scheuring and Christiana Chae
2:nd - Adherence - digital service where patients and families can follow up medication BY Alex Ma
3:rd - Right Angle - Rehab means to easily measure mobility by Chen Rui, Tommy Hinks, Jerker Skogby and Björn Nutti

Together with the Digital Health Days conference in August we are creating an arena for setting the future healthcare agenda. The best contributions from the hackathon will be presented to an international audience with panel discussions around the impact of the solutions and they will be displayed during the whole event in the main hall.

The Youtube channel with talks and pitches from the event: youtube.com/user/HealthHackDay


About

Health Hack Day is a weekend hackathon for soft- and hardware hackers, designers, researchers, entrepreneurs and business developers wanting to participate in creating the future solutions for Healthcare, Selfcare & Wellness.

The event starts Friday May 17 in the afternoon with speakers, networking and a beer or two in the evening. On Saturday there is breakfast, workshops, lunch and start of the competition. The teams work 24 intense hours to create a winner, and will have the opportunity to pitch the result for the jury during Sunday afternoon. There will be nice prizes as well as a chance to be showcased at the Digital Health Days Conference in August.

We will provide food, drinks and workshops during the weekend for contestants and invited visitors. The event will take place in Victoria Tower, Kista. Find address & directions here.


Challenge

Last years winner Pidle built an iPhone app that analyse the results of a standard urine test. It took them less than 24 hours to add smartness, connectivity and data collection to a well established diagnostic solution. It doesn't need to take years and huge resources to bring new inventions into Life Science. New technologies like the smartphone, apps and sensors have the potential to bring health value to many at a low cost and the future is bright for those entering this exiting new field. We would like to challenge you to to build an useful app, some other digital solution or something else that can improve health, medical treatments or life in general. Maybe you have an idea for optimization of medication, how to engage kids in physical activity or how to crowdsource data and knowledge to solve cancer?

The three main themes in the competition are:

Healthcare - Tools, methods and services to contribute to better treatment and more effective care

Selfcare - The patients own tools to manage his/her treatment

Wellness - Solutions to support physical activity and preventive actions


Speakers

Kelly Tainton

Neuroscience Entrepreneur


Kelly is an entrepreneur specialized on the development of individual expertise. He focuses on the fact that digital tools and innovations of significance will be those emerged out of a deeper understanding of the human brain. Together with his colleague Fredrik Ullén, Professor at the Department of Cognitive Neuroscience at the Karolinska institute, Kelly develops methods and systems for supporting development of human expertise. They focus on specific brain activity behind individual states of high productivity, efficiency and high goal achievement. Kelly has worked for the Swedish government as an advisor for the Department of Education and Culture. During the last ten years he has developed sales-techniques and business models based on a a neuroscientific perspective, in multinational companies like Manpower, Telenor and nowadays - law firms.

Rajiv Mehta

Selfcare Entrepreneur


Founder of Unfrazzle, and a former NASA scientist with degrees from Princeton, Stanford and Columbia with experience leading innovation for Apple, Adobe, Interval Research and Symbol. A board member of the Family Caregiver Alliance, and a leader in the Quantified Self movement, Rajiv’s work focuses on empowering people to better understand and manage their family’s health.

Amer Mohammed

CEO, Warmbreeze Studios


Amer has 15 years of experience as a programmer and is currently on his second start up. He only does what he is passionate about and currently that is Healthy Heroes, a groundbreaking and innovative way of mixing World of Warcraft with health and exercise.

Susan Sjölund

CMO, FundedByMe


Namibian born Susan is a PR and communications specialist with over twelve years experience gained in Cape Town, New York, London and Sweden. As Chief Marketing Officer at FundedByMe she helps the world understand crowdfunding and how it can help in securing funds for brilliant ideas and startups. Susan has previous experience of building a healthcare brand for the diabetes product Timesulin.

David Fredman

Project Manager, SMSlivräddare.se


David has served as project manager for SMSlivräddare.se since the early days and been involved in technical development as well as data managing and PR. Since the start in 2010 over 8 500 volunteer lifesavers are involved and over 2 500 SMS alerts on suspected cardiac arrest has been sent out so far. Early evaluation shoves that in 40% of the cases one or more of the volunteer lifesavers were on scene before the ambulance arrived. SMSlivräddare is a scientific research project with the aim to increase bystander CPR and thereby increase survival. David Fredman, nurse at Södersjukhuset Cardiology department, is also involved in setting up a national registry of defibrillators in Sweden hjartstartarregistret.se.
David now has plans on a doctoral thesis involving GIS to better visualize and understand occurrence of cardiac arrest and also to link defibrillator data to dispatch centers (SOS alarm) to facilitate early defibrillation.

Ia Modin

Lawyer, Gärde Wesslau Advokatbyrå


Ia Modin is a problem solving lawyer specialized in commercial contract law and intellectual property. Her main area of expertise is to draft and negotiate set-ups to develop and commercialize innovations, present or future. Focusing on getting the deal done, she uses legal tools to find sound business solutions. Ia advises clients in the fields of technology and science, notably life science and med tech start-up companies, as well as in the cultural sector, such as film production companies and PR- and advertisement companies. Ia has a great ability to make legal matters understandable to non-lawyers and is a much appreciated speaker and lecturer.

Daniel Forslund

Chief Strategy Officer, Vinnova


Services and ICT is one of VINNOVA's strategic areas. The area deals with meeting the changes and opportunities in society resulting from the new information technology. Europe has over 250 million daily Internet users and almost everybody has a mobile phone. Reliance on information and communications technology has been accentuated by its enabling role in practically all sectors. Information technology has fundamentally changed the way we do business, develop products and services, run companies and act as consumers. Despite the obvious positive impacts of information technology, we are facing major challenges. Personal integrity, security, accessibility and reliability are becoming increasingly important as information technology permeates yet deeper into industry and society.


Jury

Ola Ahlvarsson

Internet Entrepreneur


Swedish entrepreneur who since the mid 90’s have been at the cutting edge of digital entrepreneurship as an entrepreneur, investor, thought leader and advisor. Apart from being a founder of over 20 companies, Ola has been a part of launching and managing leading internet companies like Xing, FON, Spray, Boxman, Letsbuyit, SIME and many more. He is a member of the board of the World Economic Forums Technology Pioneer program and course director of Stockholm School of Economics Riga’s Executive MBA program . He has been an advisor on innovation and internationalization to world leading organizations like Google, Telenor & Microsoft. Ola is also the co-founder and moderator of SIME.

Rajiv Mehta

Selfcare Entrepreneur


Founder of Unfrazzle, and a former NASA scientist with degrees from Princeton, Stanford and Columbia with experience leading innovation for Apple, Adobe, Interval Research and Symbol. A board member of the Family Caregiver Alliance, and a leader in the Quantified Self movement, Rajiv’s work focuses on empowering people to better understand and manage their family’s health.

Sara Riggare

Engineer/Patient/Researcher


Sara Riggare is researcher at Karolinska Institutet specializing in Patient Empowerment. She experienced the first symptoms of Parkinson's disease as early as in her early teens and is now devoting her time to developing and implementing tools for supporting people in the lifelong learning that chronic diseases bring. Sara is also a co-organiser of Quantified Self Stockholm.

Thomas Seo

Innovation Director


Innovation Director at Phorecast, a consulting firm that facilitates closed innovation hackaton sessions for organizations. He is the former Chairman for Swedish Association of Designers, has won two hackatons and one startup weekend, and is right now working on Patient Empowerment projects together with scientists at Karolinska Institutet. Tomas is also known for his passion for pop-culture through the podcast Voccine.

Ia Modin

Lawyer, Gärde Wesslau Advokatbyrå


Ia Modin is a problem solving lawyer specialized in commercial contract law and intellectual property. Her main area of expertise is to draft and negotiate set-ups to develop and commercialize innovations, present or future. Focusing on getting the deal done, she uses legal tools to find sound business solutions. Ia advises clients in the fields of technology and science, notably life science and med tech start-up companies, as well as in the cultural sector, such as film production companies and PR- and advertisement companies. Ia has a great ability to make legal matters understandable to non-lawyers and is a much appreciated speaker and lecturer.


Friends

The support from these companies and organisations is what make Health Hack Day possible. Thanks to all of you!



The Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems. VINNOVA strengthen Sweden’s innovativeness, aiding sustainable growth and benefiting society. VINNOVA invests around SEK 2 billion per year with 200 employees, working from offices in Stockholm and Brussels.

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Stockholm Business Region Development is the official investment promotion agency of Stockholm. We are dedicated to matching investors with opportunities and providing expert advice and assistance in setting up and expanding a foreign-owned business in Stockholm.

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Softronic Health Partner delivers innovative consultancy services and solutions within eHealth. Our aim is to create patient centric processes that in a secure manner allow caregivers to become more effective - especially in the patient-caregiver interface. We are a major industry part in the national sponsored eHealth initiative Mina vårdkontakter/Mina hälsotjänster that aims to be the future open mobile eHealth platform for Swedish citizens and caregivers.

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ShapeUp Club is the app that helps you take control over your health situation, lose or gain weight to sustain a healthy lifestyle. With 3 million users around the world and growing fast the goal is to reinvent the world of weight loss.

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Workman Event AB is a leading supplier within Fair & Exhibitionon in Scandinavia that create, design and produce fairs, stands, exhibitions and other types of events.

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Leap Motion is developing advanced motion sensing technology for human-computer interaction and the first product is the Leap Motion Controller. With a wave of a hand or lift of a finger, you're about to change the way you use your computer. The Leap Motion Controller senses how you move your hands, the way you move them naturally. So you can point, wave, reach, and grab. Even pick something up and put it down. Just like in real life. It’s an amazing device for the things you do every day and for things you never thought you could do.

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Warcraft meets health and exercise - Warmbreeze Studios AB have developed the Healthy Heroes iPhone game for the mobile generation with the intent to mix gaming with exercise. By using a virtual character in the game exercise that you do in real life gives you speed, agility, stamina and intellect. Social in game interaction motivates for more exercise.

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Memoto is a wearable camera able to create a continuous life log. The company was founded by six Swedish serial entrepreneurs in 2012. Martin Källström, formerly founder and CEO of blog search engine Twingly. For this task he recruited his friend Oskar Kalmaru, founder of an online video provider, as well as Björn Wesén, who was, at the time, a freelancing designer of high-tech electronics.

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Withings creates smart products and apps to take care of yourself and your loved ones in a new and easy way. By using mobile phones and computers as bridges and opening up its platform to the well-being ecosystem, Withings now works seamlessly with over 60 partner apps and devices, providing users with a whole new dimension to their day-to-day life.

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