University of Paris (France) Hackathon 2022, Digital Technology Supporting Student Health

Aiming to foster student engagement and creativity in innovative health technologies, the Graduate School Biomedical Engineering organised its first Hackathon on the theme: “e-health as seen by students”.

Students regularly use digital tools, whether for leisure, studies or professional activities. The objective of the Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering is to involve students in developing innovative solutions as well as addressing future health, well-being issues and challenges.

During a 48-hour creative challenge, six diverse and multidisciplinary teams competed to design an e-health tool in the broadest sense. The goal of this project? To improve students’ health and the possibility of deploying this tool throughout the year.

Three days Focusing on Student Health

After tackling six challenges in the field of e-health, the teams met and exchanged ideas during a creative brainstorming session. A group of facilitators challenged them and stimulated their ideation. The following day was characterised by interventions and sessions to boost their creativity by helping them build an innovative project. The teams met with mentors and business experts from industry, startups, research and health who provided their expertise. The final day consisted of coaching sessions to help the teams prepare the deliverables and the delivery of their presentations. On the closing day, each team presented their project to a panel of experts, who after deliberations named three winning teams.

Mental, Sexual and Physical Health, Rewarding the Best Solutions

The 1st prize was awarded to Ha LE, Thibault BEINEIX, student of the Master BME Paris, and Ana HADJES, student of the double degree Biomedical Sciences and Psychology, with the project:

Addicare: a digital solution, based on cognitive sciences, aiming to improve the mental health of students by helping them to fight their addiction to social networks.
The 2nd prize was awarded to Eloi BUCK, Doctor of Pharmacy, Francisco HERNANDEZ ALEJANDRO, Paris Physics Master student, and Kiana MOREAU, Biomedical Sciences Bachelor student, with the project:

Pleasure U: a communication platform on sexual health for students

The 3rd prize was awarded to Adam BELLAÏCHE, a doctoral student in bioinformatics, Rachel MURPHY, a BME Paris Master’s student, and Guillaume BIGNON, a computer engineer and medical student.

Enjo: a network to connect patients with functional somatic disorders, doctors and experts.

The winning team will have the opportunity to develop their project with the support of Hackathon partners: the POP of Université Paris Cité, Pépite CréaJ IdF, @HotelDieu and Future4care.