Virtual reality (VR) is being seen by a growing number in the medical profession as a way to not only train the doctors of tomorrow but to also share medical experiences, allowing patients and physicians to interact remotely. Taking place next month is a weekend hackathon created by USC Center for Body Computing, USC Institute for Creative Technologies and the IEEE Standards Association to explore further possibilities.
The three organisations are looking to create a weekend of brainstorming and building innovative solutions with engineers, clinicians, designers, developers and business visionaries to see what can be achieved at the 2 day event. For those wishing to attend there is also the added bonus of a $10,000 USD prize for the successful finalist.
The schedule for the event is:
Day One – Saturday October 3, 2015
- 9am: Doors Open to Attendees/Breakfast of Champions
- 10am: Sponsor Talks and Team Pitch Review/Formation
- 11am: Hackathon Begins
- 12:30pm: Lunch is served
- 6pm: Dinner is served
Hack through the night
Day Two – Sunday October 4, 2015
- 8am: Breakfast
- 12pm: Lunch
- 1pm: Hackathon Ends/Submissions due
- 1:30pm: Demos Begin/Demos Only
- 3pm: Finalists are announced
The finalists will then be allowed to continue to continue working on their projects until Thursday 8th October, with submissions due at 12pm. After that final presentations are made at 6:30pm and the winner is chosen. On Friday 9th October the winner presents the successful entry during 9th Annual Body Computing Conference. Further details and the RSVP form are available at Squadup.com, registrations must be received by Monday 21st September 2015. VRFocus will be following the outcome of the hackathon next month.