Introducing the world’s first Health Hack Day
After a few months planning, we’re now very happy to announce the world’s first Health Hack Day.
Health Hack Day is a weekend event for teams of hackers, designers, health care professionals and researchers who want to take part in building the future of tools for personal health.
Participants will get 24 hours to build a prototype for a mobile app, a web app or perhaps even a hardware hack that in some way helps the user take care of his or her own health. Do you have a brilliant idea on how to help users handle stress, get more exercise, remember to take medicine or just make meaning of their health data? This is the perfect opportunity to try it out!
We’re in the midst of a really important shift in our society – the digitalization of health care, and we’d love to see more talented designers and developers join us in this movement.
Or as Marc Andreesen puts it in his great piece in Wall Street Journal:
”Health care and education, in my view, are next up for fundamental software-based transformation. My venture capital firm is backing aggressive start-ups in both of these gigantic and critical industries. We believe both of these industries, which historically have been highly resistant to entrepreneurial change, are primed for tipping by great new software-centric entrepreneurs.”
Ps. Big up Anna Grape for the amazing robot illustration!