Pune, 14th Sep 2021: MIT School of Bioengineering Sciences & Research, MIT Art, Design and Technology University, Pune, 3rd-year student Sakshi Kodre, won 2nd prize and 4th-year student Tanuja Shendekar won 3rd prize at the Medhacks 2021 hackathon organized by Johns Hopkins University. MedHacks is the nation’s premier medical with the mission to bring together talented and diverse minds from all backgrounds to foster collaboration towards solving the world’s most pressing medical issues.
Tanuja Shendekar had participated in Medhacks 2021 hackathon and her team ‘CareHeart’ won third prize in Track ‘Using Smart Devices and Integrated Medical History to Enhance Access-to-Care’ with a cash prize of $1K. They proposed an affordable ECG monitoring solution which records user’s medical history and makes it accessible to them and doctors in a single user interface (UI) and rewards users for sharing their heart health recordings anonymously and securely within their medical network.
Sakshi Kodre won the 2nd prize in the MedHacks Hackathon. She won a cash prize of 2000 dollars and also won a special prize of a 3D printing pen for the use of cockroach DB in their project. their project was in the “Combating Healthcare Challenges in older patients” Track. She and her team developed an app that would provide a test based on the MoCA exam for tracking Alzheimer’s.
Prof. Dr. Mangesh Karad, Executive President, and vice-chancellor MIT ADT University, Prof. Vinayak Gaisas, Director, MIT School of Bioengineering, Dr. Renu Vyas, Principal, MIT School of Bioengineering congratulated the students for their continued success in research and innovation.