Europe's biggest e-health hackathon

Published on 16 July 2020

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Six Wild Code School project teams just finished competing for 1st prize in the July 1st final of Europe’s biggest hackathon dedicated to e-health. Teams spent 48 hours building innovative e-health solutions for hackathon partners, Doctolib and Daitaku. Leaders from Wild Code School, Doctolib, and Dataiku awarded the best projects with real-world application potential. 

Two applications--one designed to manage virtual queues and another for dermatological emergency--won 1st prize

1st prize for web development teams: Virtual Waiting Room 

Virtual Waiting Room application offers high value-added services for practitioners and patients during the waiting time before teleconsultation. The patients know how many people arrived before them, their estimated waiting time and can use a chatbot to ask questions or fill in administrative information. 

1st prize for data analyst teams: DataWildiku

The other winning team started with the observation that waiting several months to get a dermatologist appointment is both common and widespread. The application connects to Doctolib to manage appointment priorities using  an algorithm that detects whether a skin lesion needs urgent attention from a specialist or if the consultation can wait.

Four other projects also stood out among the XXX teams in the hackathon: 

  • Finding Memo: an application to help   Alzheimer disease patients in their daily lives and allow their loved ones to follow their diseases evolution.
  • Loopy: a fun application, designed like a video game, for insulin-dependent children to help them check their sugar levels. 
  • Doctolib Corner: a project for a medical consultation service in pharmacies.
  • InsulineX: an application for patients with diabetes that aims to find the right balance between carbohydrates and the rate of insulin absorption.

Europe's biggest e-health hackathon

Health innovation students. Indeed, 110 teams worked to develop an innovative project that could be directly applied in the e-health connected  to watch the final live.

Anna Stépanoff, CEO of Wild Code School, congratulated the Wilders at the end of the competition: "This hackathon has been quite an adventure for our students. We are proud of them and of the journey they have made. This type of event is completely part of our teaching approach and highlights the values of our school: passion, innovation and humanity. I would also like to thank our partners and the coaches of Doctolib and Dataiku for their support. »

Nicolas De Nayer, VP Engineering at Doctolib and coach for the development teams during the hackathon: "This type of event demonstrates  that you can be a very good developer without being an engineer. At Doctolib, more and more of our developers are not engineers. We encourage this diversity within the tech teams on a daily basis. »

Damien Jacsuemart, Lead Data Scientist, at Dataïku: "I was really impressed by the level of the students. Imagine, in 48 hours, you have to find your project, implement the data and at the end, you have to present your project in 5 minutes in a clear way. Congratulations to all of you. »

Click here to access the video of the hackathon!