Wednesday, 11 January 2017

DementiaHack

DementiaHack is a 30-hour hackathon that is geared towards creating hardware and software solutions to improve the lives of those living with dementia and their caregivers

The last DementiaHack was held at George Brown College in November 2015 and was a phenomenal success – resulting in over 500 attendees, 70+ completed products/demos and 8 winners. More information on DementiaHack 2015 can be found at: http://hackernest.com/dementiahack-toronto-2015/ and https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBNVnoQjIibawqCzh7ISu1CQh-5D2YF7d.

For DementiaHack, we set out four ‘challenge sets’, or beneficiary groups, that participants can build prototypes for:
1. Diagnosed individuals
2. Family caregivers
3. Institutional caregivers/clinicians
4. Researchers/scientists 

DementiaHack welcomes participants of all professional/educational backgrounds and of varying skill levels, including beginners and students. I'd be interested in speaking with you regarding how we can work together to get your students involved with this fun and meaningful event where they can apply their knowledge and learn new skills. 

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