GE Healthcare was on a mission to provide affordable healthcare to the masses. Having identified the problems and key areas of innovation, they followed an interesting approach of crowdsourcing digital solutions through hackathons.
For the past two decades, GE Healthcare has been innovating to enhance affordability and access to healthcare solutions in India.
GE Healthcare, focuses on earlier, pre-symptomatic disease detection and prevention—as against late diagnosis—thus helping clinicians access more information and intervene sooner with targeted treatments.
GE Healthcare partnered with HackerEarth with the clear vision of collaborating with the developer community to develop affordable, digital healthcare solutions.
The 3 themes for this hackathon were based on specific problems that are faced in the Indian rural healthcare sector.
Hackathon goal 1
Develop a comprehensive Video Content Analytics (VCA) system to be integrated with a tele-ICU.
E.g.: The zoom and pan function of a camera will allow clinicians to check the status of patients by examining the pupil size, skin color and mental status remotely.
Hackathon goal 2
Hackathon goal 3
A video content-analysis application that captures faces and movement of patients to identify emotions from the facial expressions.
A mobile-based application for the clinicians to navigate the decision tree (specific to patients) based on:
It allows the doctors to follow the protocols and provide recommendations from external sources such as the National Rural Health Mission (NHRM).
A vision-based patient monitoring system to address the following:
The next stage is the Grand Finale that will be held on April 2017.
The 3 winning teams will work with GE to develop their ideas further and build a fully-functional prototype. The winning team will be awarded a cash prize of $6000.
GE will provide the winning solution as a part of their affordable healthcare technology to the people who need it the most.