Voice Assistants for All Hackathon
USC Center for Body Computing and WITH Foundation are working together to ensure that the future of digital health includes the perspective and experiences of all individuals.
The current U.S. healthcare system provides inadequate consideration for the needs of many groups, including Individual with Developmental Disabilities, seniors, and veterans. There are many reasons for this, including inadequate resources, time constraints and a lack of understanding and knowledge of the unique needs of these populations. We think emerging digital technologies can help.
Health care advocates are valuable for many populations, assisting the individual and the care team by providing much needed explanations of medical conditions, and the ability to assist patients with communication of their needs to providers.
Much of our health is shaped at home, where we typically begin and end each day. The challenge is to use a home-based voice controlled intelligent personal assistant driven by artificial intelligence (AI) to develop a health advocate for all populations.
- Current StageCall for SubmissionsApril 2, 2018
- Submission DeadlineJune 12, 2018
- Finalists AnnouncedJuly 2018
- Hackathon & Awards CeremonyJuly 12 2018
1 Grand Prize Winner will receive
Cash awards for this Challenge will be paid by electronic funds transfer. Winners are responsible for any applicable local, State, or Federal taxes and reporting that may be required under applicable tax lots.
How To Apply
Currently, we are not accepting any submissions. Submissions will become available on April 2nd, 2018 and close June 12th, 2018 at 11:59PM. If you are interested and want to be notified when the application opens, please submit your email address to get updates on the Hackathon.
If you are interested in learning more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Brooks DiPaula at Brooks.DiPaula@med.usc.edu