Space2Health Hackathon 2017
18 OCT 2017
For most people, the idea of working in the space industry is pure science-fiction. But for a select group of interested techies, students and industry enthusiasts it became reality for two days in October.
For most people, the idea of working in the space industry is pure science-fiction. But for a select group of interested techies, students and industry enthusiasts it became reality for two days in October. How? Through their participation in the first ever Space2Health Hackathon, hosted at the EMD Innovation Center in Darmstadt, and run in partnership with the European Space Agency (ESA).
The winners are revealed
After an hour of deliberations, the wait was over. In challenge category C, “Processing health and telemetry data”, Team Pr3Health (pronounced Pre-Health) team won out with their solution for assisting paramedics with automatic live monitoring and analysis of patient health parameters during ambulance journeys. The devices and data, inspired by spacecraft data analysis, are already available for training purposes, and the team will be working on connecting ambulance devices with their algorithms in the future.
But it was challenge category B that delivered the overall winner: Team TeleMEDry and their plan to distribute easy-to-use medical data collection devices to trained people in the field, allowing them to upload vital information from remote locations to the nearest supported satellite for automatic processing.
The event was an overwhelming success. And for Team TeleMEDry, the journey isn’t over yet. In just a few weeks, they will be presenting their idea on an even bigger stage: The EMD X-Innovation Summit in Dubai!