The Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies (CAMTech) is excited to once again join MIT Hacking Medicine for the HackMed Grand Hack 2015 from April 24-26 in Boston/Cambridge. Are you Interested in innovating for healthcare’s toughest pain points? This is the weekend to meet, ideate, and hack with hundreds of like-minded entrepreneurs, designers, engineers, and healthcare professionals.
The CAMTech Global Health Track is focused on developing innovative medical technologies for pressing health challenges faced in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), with a special focus on global trauma care and pedestrian safety. Major disparities exist in the access, quality and cost of healthcare provided in developed versus developing countries, leading to a disproportionately larger burden of preventable diseases and conditions in poor-resource settings. In 48 hours, teams will move from globally relevant ideas to prototypes that have the potential to transform healthcare around the world. Winning innovations from the hack-a-thon will be awarded funds, ongoing mentorship and access to LMICs networks by CAMTech.
We’re calling on clinicians, engineers, designers, entrepreneurs and end-users to co-create and catalyze innovation on this pressing challenge, and invite discussion about the development of new health technologies, processes and business models to address trauma and pedestrian safety on a global scale.