Boston Children’s Hosted a Pediatric Hackathon

By: October 22, 2014 (Featured in Boston Magazine)

Boston Children’s Hospital hosted its second pediatric hackathon called, “Hacking Pediatrics” in October, which was held at the Microsoft NERD Center in Cambridge. Approximately 125 people participated in 37 pitches on 22 teams.

There was a wide range of projects pitched including numerous apps. Some standouts included: an app to help with the hospital discharge process; creating customized tracheotomy tubes quickly using a 3-D printer; an app to identify common home hazards such as sharp table edges; an app to screen children who may be abused or are in an abusive environment…

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