ArthritisHack Is Happening This Weekend

In recognition of World Arthritis Day, the Arthritis Society and Hacking Health Toronto, with the support of Eli Lilly Canada, will bring together some of Canada’s brightest minds to participate in ArthritisHack, a weekend-long hackathon, to collaborate, design and produce solutions to empower people living with arthritis in all aspects of care and life.

ArthritisHack will challenge its participants – programmers, designers, policy analysts, entrepreneurs, healthcare professionals, and people living with arthritis – to develop solutions to address one or more of the needs of people living with arthritis such as facilitating improved communication, fostering emotional health and wellbeing, or adapting at work. Over the three-day event, hacking participants will form teams, develop their solutions and then present them to an esteemed judging panel composed of medical, tech and health policy experts – as well as people living with arthritis.

Winners will receive a range of awards and prizing worth upwards of $10,000 to jump-start their idea and get it closer to implementation in the real world. They will also have the opportunity to work with the Arthritis Society to explore how to develop their solution for the arthritis community.

ArthritisHack  will be held at the Auditorium inMaRS Discovery District, 101 College St, Toronto.The sequence of events will be:

  • Kick-off – Friday, October 13, 7pm – 8pm (Doors open at 6pm)
  • Full-Day Hackathon – Saturday, October 14, 8:00am – 11:00pm
  • Prototype Demonstration/Judging – Sunday, October 15th starts at 3pm

Check out this MeetUp page for more info.


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