MedTech Hackathon 2019

MedTech Hackathon 2019



45 Innovators, 36 Mentors, 6 days and 1 Final Pitch on Innovation for Crowded Hospitals!



Theme: Innovation for crowded hospitals

Date: 24-29 June 2019

Venue: Hong Kong Science Park & The University of Hong Kong


Co-organised by HKU and HKSTP, the week-long hackathon is targeting students from Stanford University & Hong Kong universities, and young professionals from HKSTP to experience Stanford Biodesign methodologies, design thinking, business model canvas, and to work in interdisciplinary teams to come up with prototypes of sustainable healthcare solutions.

The Final Pitch was held at HKSTP@Wheelock on 29 June 2019, the winning teams are as follow:


Team: UVify
– A way to reduce possibilities of influenza outbreak among nursing home staff and visitors by improving effectiveness in routine hand hygiene practices

Team members:

Jasmine Poon (HKU BA in Global Creative Industries, Business Design & Innovation, Year 4)

Jonathan Wang (Stanford University, MS Biomedical Informatics, 2019)

Mashiat Lamisa (HKUST Bsc in Integrative Systems and Design, Year 3)

Chan Sik Kwan, Kenneth (HKU Master of Philosophy in Clinical Oncology)

Xuelai Wei, Martin (HKUST Bs Integrative Systems and Design, Year 2)

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1st Runner up:
Team: Alluminate
– A way to reduce exposure to seizure triggers in children with photosensitive epilepsy in order to prevent seizures

Team members:

Alex Gruebele (Stanford University MS in Mechanical Engineering, 2017)

Man Cheuk Ying, Tiffany (CUHK BEng in Mechanical and Automation Engineering, Year 3)

Lui Wui Wang, Edward (HKU, BEng Computer Science, Year 5)

Prerna Roy (HKUST Bachelor of Engineering, Year 2)

San Tung Nicholas (HKU Master of Research in Medicine)

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2nd Runner up:
Team: Cujoy
– A way to encourage lower limb movement among the aging population in Hong Kong’s elderly homes and geriatric hospitals in order to strengthen leg muscles which prevent bone fracture due to fall

Team members:

Pemy Parent (HKUST Msc in Engineering Enterprise Management, Year 2)

German Shabanets Enik (Stanford University BAS Computer Science & Linguistics, Year 2)

Peihua Wang (HKU, PhD Mechanical Engineering, Year 3)

Yu Wai Yan, Natalie (HKU Medicine, Year 3)




Prof Cesar Wong, Director, Biomedical Technology Cluster, HKSTP

Prof Tim Woo, Associate Professor of Engineering Education, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Martha Hao, Chairlady, Hong Kong Medical and Healthcare Device Industries Association

Prof Barbara Chan, Associate Dean (Innovation and Internship), Graduate House, HKU

Dr Christian Fang, Clinical Assistant Professor and Honorary Associate Consultant, Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, HKU


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