The UK gov is focused on turning prototypes into real, lasting products that actually benefit people. Winners are flown around UK/Canada to demo to major companies and healthcare conferences.

Get tickets & info for DementiaHack Toronto: http://HackerNest.com/DementiaHack and DementiaHack London: http://HackerNest.com/DementiaHack-London

 

 

DementiaHack is an international hackathon produced by the British Consulate-General Toronto and HackerNest that brings together the brightest minds in dementia management, patient care, and healthcare technology to tackle the most pressing challenges faced by caregivers and people with dementia.

Not content to just "raise awareness", the British government is committed to developing the hardware and software prototypes that emerge into tangible, lasting solutions that dementia patients/caregivers will actually benefit from. 

 GRAND PRIZE: The UK government has secured demonstration space for DementiaHack winners at theUKHealthTech conference on December 4th. Expecting over 300 delegates and numerous high profile speakers, from the NHS to private investors, this event marks an important convergence in the development of Health Technology Innovation in the UK. Grand Prize winners will not only have the chance to demo their prototype in front of a vast and important audience, they will also have a series of partner and delegate meetings arranaged at the conference, to facilitate networking and investment in bright ideas. Beyond the conference, the grand prize also features multiple days of meetings with key stakeholders in the health sector, the service sector, and the business incubation sector. The UK government has no shortage of contacts in these fields, and is committed to ensuring that these dementia solutions reach the people who need them most. Spanning just under a week and covering London, Wales, and potentially other parts of the UK, this trip is sure to offer grand prize winners the tools and investments they need to get their product to the next level. Flights and accommodation will be covered for the entirety of the trip.

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4 years of free Linode service
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Demo at the HackerNest Toronto September Tech Social, Hacking Health Cafe, & Mobile Med App Showcase

 

Get tickets & info for DementiaHack Toronto: http://HackerNest.com/DementiaHack and DementiaHack London: http://HackerNest.com/DementiaHack-London

 

 

DementiaHack is proudly supported by:

PLATINUM SPONSOR & OFFICIAL HOSTING PLATFORM
Linode
 - SSD Cloud Hosting

GOLD SPONSORS
Ontario Brain Institute - Converge, Discover, Deliver
GitHub - Build software better, together

SILVER SPONSOR
ADASS: Association of Directors of Adult Social Services - Working for Social Justice

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Ryerson Digital Media Zone - Fostering Canada's largest community of innovative startups

 

 

 

SCHEDULE (TORONTO)

Friday, September 12th (speakers and workshops) (TORONTO)

  • 09:00am - registration
  • 10:00am - opening keynote
      • Dr. John Preece, Science & Innovation Officer, British Consulate-General Toronto
      • Dr. Shiva Amiri, Manager, Informatics & Analytics, Ontario Brain Institute
         
  • 10:30am - Morning panel: What do people living with dementia need in order to self-manage their condition and live independently?
      • Bea Kraayenhoff, Person living with dementia
      • Dr. Scott Mckay, Physician
      • Janice Cox, Caregiver
      • Brenda Hounam, Person living with dementia
      • Dr. John Preece (moderator)
         
  • 11:45am - Consensus Method Workshop 1
      • Scott Zoltok, Science & Innovation Assistant, British Consulate-General Toronto (faciliator)
         
  • 01:00pm - lunch
  • 02:00pm - Consensus Method Workshop 2
  • 03:00pm - Afternoon panel: What are some of the opportunities and challenges involved in the field of dementia self-management?
      • Dr. Arlene Astell, Research Chair, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health
      • Jen Boger, Research Manager, Toronto Rehab
      • Dr. Elaine C. Wiersma, Associate Professor, Lakehead University
      • Scott Zoltok (moderator)
         
  • 04:15pm - Self-managed breakout sessions
  • 05:30pm - Groups present findings
  • 06:00pm - dinner 
  • 07:00pm - ideation, casual team matching, etc.

 

Saturday, September 13th (TORONTO)

  • 08:00am - registration, breakfast
  • 09:30am - welcome note, instructions
  • 10:30am - team matching chaos
  • 11:30am - hackathon start 
  • 12:30pm - lunch
  • 07:00pm - dinner
     

Sunday, September 14th (TORONTO)

  • 07:00am - breakfast
  • 11:30am - hackathon stop; pre-demos with mentors, lunch
  • 12:30pm - demos, judging
  • 02:00pm - prizing, close 


 

 

 

 

 

SCHEDULE (LONDON)

Friday, September 12th (No event in London, but Toronto speakers will be livestreamed)

  • 10:30am - 01:00pm - Morning panel: What do people living with dementia need in order to self-manage their condition and live independently?
     
    • Bea Kraayenhoff, Person living with dementia
    • Dr. Scott Mckay, Physician
    • Janice Cox, Caregiver
    • Brenda Hounam, Person living with dementia
    • Dr. John Preece, Science & Innovation Officer, British Consulate-General Toronto (moderator)
       
  • 03:00pm - 04:15pm - Afternoon panel: What are some of the opportunities and challenges involved in the field of dementia self-management?
     
    • Dr. Arlene Astell, Research Chair, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health
    • Jen Boger, Research Manager, Toronto Rehab
    • Dr. Elaine C. Wiersma, Associate Professor, Lakehead University
    • Scott Zoltok, Science & Innovation Assistant, British Consulate-General Toronto (moderator)
       

Saturday, September 13th (LONDON)

  • 01:00pm - registration, lunch
  • 02:30pm - welcome note, instructions
  • 03:30pm - team matching chaos
  • 04:30pm - hackathon start 
  • 06:00pm - dinner
  • 12:00am - midnight snack
     

Sunday, September 14th (LONDON)

  • 07:00am - breakfast
  • 12:00pm - lunch
  • 04:30pm - hackathon stop, pre-demos with mentors begin
  • 05:30pm - demos; London teams go first
  • 06:??pm - dinner served after last London team presents so they can eat while watching Toronto's demos
  • 07:00pm - prizing, close 

 

 

 

 

 

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Eligibility

Developers, designers, business-types, researchers, clinicians, caregivers, and others that are interested in building products to help those with dementia. In person, at the event.

Requirements

An actually demoable demo. No PowerPoint / slideshow-type presentations; we're looking for functional creations only!

How to enter

Please register for DementiaHack at: 

http://HackerNest.com/DementiaHack (Toronto)


http://HackerNest.com/DementiaHack-London (London)

 

Just FYI, this is an in-person hackathon (this means you have to be physically present to register and be awarded prizes) happening simultaneously in Toronto and London. This ChallengePost page is for people who are signing up for the Toronto hackathon taking place at the Ryerson DMZ.

 

*Note: Film/photos from the event will end up on press and promotional materials. If you're not okay with that, you may wear a mask. 

Judges

Dr. Arlene Astell

Dr. Arlene Astell
Research Chair, Community Management of Dementia, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health

Robin Toop

Robin Toop
Tech Director, HackerNest

Dr. Zayna Khayat

Dr. Zayna Khayat
Senior Advisor, Health System Innovation, MaRS

Dr. Francis Jeanson

Dr. Francis Jeanson
Program Lead, Informatics & Analytics, Ontario Brain Institute

Sunil Sharma

Sunil Sharma
Managing Partner, Extreme Venture Partners

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Janice Cox
Caregiver

Judging Criteria

  • Impact
    How much impact will this have on the person it's developed for? How much will their daily life improve?
  • Practicality
    Does the project fit into people's lives? If not, is it reasonably easy for people to adapt to the product? Think "usability".
  • Feasibility
    Can this project be realistically implemented/deployed to the public?
  • Creativity & Technical Innovation
    How neat is this thing?!