The George Hacks Medical Solutions Hackathon is a 24-hour innovation competition where interdisciplinary teams of 2-4 students work to solve healthcare problems sponsored by our partnering organizations. This year, the event will occur virtually on the weekend of January 16th-17th, 2021. Problem statements will fall under one of three tracks: assistive technology, communication, and telemedicine.

Join our event Discord server to find a team; attend our live sessions; and access important resources >>

Read more about George Hacks Medical Solutions 2021 through our Participant Information Packet >>


Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to participate.


Devpost will be used for the demo round of judging. We expect teams to submit a 3-minute video of their project along with a written description of no more than 5 sentences.

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$2,800 in prizes

Best Overall

Apple iPad (Latest Model)

Best Demo

Smartphone Mini Projector

Best Pitch

Fitbit Charge 4

Spot Prize TBD

Smart Reusable Notebook

Spot Prize TBD

Logitech Bluetooth Keyboard

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Christianne Chua

Christianne Chua
Technical Director, George Hacks

Judging Criteria

  • Team (5%)
    Are the team members from different disciplines? Is there a wide-range of skills / experiences? Are they all graduate students? Undergraduate students?
  • Satisfaction of Pitch Requirements and Goals (30%)
    Does the proof of concept/prototype/product address the stated requirements and goals of the pitch?
  • Potential to Improve User’s Healthcare Experience (25%)
    How well did the team conduct a needs analysis? Did they keep the end user in mind? Is there evidence of human-centric elements to the team’s solution?
  • Innovation (20%)
    How well did the team integrate novel aspects into their proof of concept/prototype/product?
  • Resource Utilization (10%)
    How well did the team use provided resources to achieve the stated requirements and goals?
  • Technical Journey (10%)
    How well did the team describe the journey of their proof of concept/prototype/product, from initial technical exploration to design, development, and testing? If the team ran into technical challenges, did they address them?

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