Congratulations to all of the teams who participated in Hack4Health 4.0! All teams made meaningful contributions to improving the lives of those living with dementia and multiple sclerosis.
A special congratulations to our two winners: HotStop and BakeDem. As winners, they will each receive one stay at the GreenHouse incubator.
Most Potential for Impact Winners - HotStop
Our winners in the Best Potential for Impact category were HotStop, a team focused on empowering and supporting individuals living with mild to moderate dementia to cook both independently and safely in their homes. Using a mat sensor that detects when a stove is left unattended and an automatic shut-off mechanism for stove burners, their stove retrofit looks to decrease in-home injuries by automatically shutting off a stove and/or reminding the individuals cooking when the stove is left in unsafe conditions.
Best Problem-Solution Fit- BakeDem
Our winners for Best the Problem-Solution Fit category is BakeDem, a team who focused on using a baking social media app to tackle social isolation and withdrawal from social activities for those living with mild to moderate dementia. Their app will contain simple recipes designed for the individual living with dementia’s ability level and pairs the tablets of individuals living with dementia to that of their loved-ones or caregivers so they can be actively included in the baking experience.