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Join us for the Pitch-In Internet of Things for mental health hackathon

After our successful collaboration with the University of Sheffield earlier this year, we are thrilled to be working together again to host a one-off hackathon. The hack will run for 3 hours on Wednesday 24th March 2021 from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm and will be hosted online.

We are looking for individuals from a range of disciplines who will work together in teams of five. Teams will be presented with storyboards from a previous project that explored the challenges of mental health recovery and will be asked to design an Internet of Things mental health intervention.

We welcome anyone with a serious interest in developing interventions in this area (service users, general public, healthcare professionals, technology companies, as well as academics) including those who would like to put into practice some of the ideas learned from the webinars.

To facilitate this activity the teams will be introduced to the use of our Electronic Patient Health Record platform as a potential foundation for their solutions. Finally, teams will ‘show and tell’ their solution as part of a recorded event.

Those taking part will be asked to adopt a creative commons approach to sharing ideas and opinions within the hackathon and to respect the open spirit and integrity of the activity.

It is envisaged that results of the hackathon will lead to the development of one or more collaborative research proposals to further develop and trial a personalisable IoT system for mental health recovery. Participants will have the opportunity to be part of the proposal team.

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