Respirhacktion: The First Hackathon for Respiratory Diseases

 

 

Science, Business, Design, Computing and many other areas of expertise were brought together during a whole weekend to create a startup that could help patients suffering from respiratory diseases.

The first edition of the Respirhacktion organised by patient associations, pharmaceutical labs and students was a great success. All the teams did a great job shaping tomorrow’s healthcare. In just 2 days, startups were created, prototypes were running and entire apps were launched. Well done to everyone!

The winner, Joe, is an interactive robot that helps children suffering from asthma to take their treatment. The team won the “Jury Prize” as well as a prize offered by one of the biggest pharmaceutical companies: GSK.

Other teams were also rewarded for their hard work, such as AdaptO2, a startup built from scratch during the Hackathon, that helps patients adapt their O2 debit. The Respirhacktion was also a great opportunity to discover very touching projects like “Un sommeil de marmotte”, a children’s book, that allows parents to diagnose their kid’s sleep apnea. The team was rewarded with the “Public Prize”.

The event was also an opportunity to meet healthcare professionals and discuss the future of health. Of course, the event was a great success thanks to our sponsors ResMed, GSK, Boehringer Ingelheim, Sanofi Genzyme and many others. Academics, lawyers, entrepreneurs and corporates were reunited to help the participants build their project.

If was a great pleasure to organise this event with the Master Marketing Pharmaceutique from the Université Paris Sud and the BlueDill team and we hope it was just the first edition of many more to come.

 

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