Programmers from Matfyz have won a medical hackathon

November 29, 2019

The mobile app, created by the CUNI MFF alumni team in 48 hours, will help blind diabetes patients.

The second year of the Smart Health Hackathon competition took place at the Prague Institute of Clinical and Experimental Medicine on 22 - 24 November. Nearly sixty young hackers were looking for answers to a total of 11 current issues faced by healthcare professionals or patients.

Nineteen innovative projects were created during the 48-hour hacking marathon. The jury was most impressed by the project made by Josef Ondřej, Miroslav Vodolán and Martin Čochner. Their GlucoScan application allows blind people with diabetes to read blood sugar levels and glucose trends, store results on their mobile and share them with a doctor, for example.

Members of the winning team are graduates of Mathematics, Computer Science and Physics at Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University. They met at the IBM in Prague, where all three are currently working. Now they want to transfer the application for which they received 100 thousand CZK from test mode to practice.

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