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OCTOBER 13-14 | UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

POWERED BY PENN HEALTH-TECH
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HEALTH TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION?

You've probably heard of a Hackathon. Well, the Rothberg Catalyzer at Penn is a MakerThon. Instead of the classic Hackathon focus on software, a MakerThon is where students compete to build innovative hardware solutions for healthcare problems!

 

During this immersive two-day event, cross-disciplinary student teams collaborate on a simple prototyping project to be presented to a panel of judges by the end of the weekend. Clinicians, Engineers, Healthcare Entrepreneurs, etc. will serve as judges and mentors.

Ideate, iterate, and innovate with your team to take an idea from concept to creation.

Already applied for the MakerThon? Click Agenda to download the MakerThon Agenda below.
Stay in the know! Click Activities to download all Rothberg Catalyzer Events and Deadlines.
 

30

HOURS

$10K

1ST PRIZE

4

TRACKS
PARTICIPATE IN ONE OF FOUR TRACKS

Healthcare-related hardware projects based on a problem area or clinical need (open-ended). Can include software component, though optional.

Classic Makerthon

Hardware projects that relate to how clinicians visualize or monitor the brain, understand activities in the brain, or improve and repair brain function. Can include software component, though optional.

Neuro Technologies

"Smart Home" devices or sensors with embedded technology that passively monitor environmental parameters and resident attributes (i.e. sleep quality and activity levels) to maximize wellness. Can include software component, though optional. 

Future Healthy Homes

Hardware projects that tackle social issues, i.e. opioid epidemic, dentistry for the poor, public health, etc. Can include software component, though optional.

Med Tech for Social Impact

 
JUDGES
Det Ansinn
President and Founder of BrickSimple LLC
Mohan Balachandran, MA, MS
Chief Operating Officer, Way to Health, Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation
Liz Bales, VMD
Jordana Barmish, DPT, MBA
Assistant Director, PCI Ventures
Joan Davitt, MLSP, MSW, Ph.D.
Associate Professor & Hartford Geriatric SW Scholar at University of Maryland School of Social Work
Craig Kenesky, JD, Ph.D.
IP Associate at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, PC
Krzysztof Laudanski, MD, PhD, MA, FC
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
David Monnerat
Senior Director, AI Product
Godfrey Nazareth, MS
President and CEO at X-Biomedical, Inc.
Ben Rosenbluth
Research Scientist, 4Catalyzer
Sasha Schrode, MBA
President and CEO of Greppo Technologies
Andrew Song
Senior Director, CX in Technology and Product
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MENTORS
Ari D. Brooks, MD
Director of Endocrine and Oncologic Surgery,
University of Pennsylvania Health System
Pam Cacchione, MSN, PH.D.
Ralston House Endowed Term Chair, Gerontological Nursing
Associate Professor, Geropsychiatric Nursing
Penn Nursing
Isaac Chen, MD
Assistant Professor Of Neurosurgery
University of Pennsylvania Health System
Sid Deliwala, Ph.D.
Director of Electrical and Systems Engineering Labs,
Penn Engineering
George Demiris, Ph.D.
Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor
Helge Hartung, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics,
Attending Physician
Pediatric Comprehensive Bone Marrow Failure Center and the Division of Hematology
Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia
Krzysztof Laudanski, MD, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Sevile Mannickarottu
Director of Bioengineering Instructional Laboratories, Penn Engineering
Alexandra Marquez, MD
Pediatric Critical Care Fellow,
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Brian Park, MD, MS
Nikitaben Patel, DPT
James Pikul, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
Penn Engineering
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CONTACT

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Tel. 215-573-3174

 

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3340 Smith Walk

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