2017 Edition

Given the relevance of the topic in the current context, the second edition of Hack for Good in 2017 focused on the refugee’s integration. With this in mind, the technological solutions presented by the participants were divided into five different pillars: inclusion, education, identity, health and infrastructure.

200+ registrations

152 participants

24 working hours

33 projects

25 mentors

400 coffee capsules

10 selected projects

3 awarded projects

2017
Awards

1st

Cura

CURA is an anonymous access mobile app for health-related issues, especially designed for women, who represent more than 50% of migrants. Using the distance assistance by accredited volunteer doctors, the users of this app (which already has more than 80 volunteer doctors) can use icons and images to facilitate the communication between doctor and patient. it also integrates a simultaneous translation functionality.

2nd

Share Your Meal

Share Your Meal is a platform that promotes the connection between migrants and local families living in the same city, inviting them to share dining experiences. Using the automatic translation service available on the platform, families can sign up either to receive a family or to go to other family's home. This way, bonds of friendship and a network of support are created, promoting the connection between people who share information about daily necessities.

3rd

IconSpeech

IconSpeech is an app that uses a universal language - images - to overcome communication barriers and help people understand each other. Using a very simple interface and preselected images, IconSpeech combines the power of the image with text and voice, creating a message that can be intuitively understood. In a world where 1 in 113 people seek refuge, this app becomes essential.

2016 Edition

In Hack for Good’s first edition the focus was on developing solutions to promote active ageing, allowing the elderly to get closer to the digital and technological world we currently live in. The main goal of all solutions thought and developed by 2016’s edition participants was to facilitate this population’s daily life.

400+ registrations

156 participants

24 working hours

36 projects

55 mentors

50+ development and test devices

10 selected projects

3 awarded projects

2016
Awards

1st

Cuidar-E

Cuidar-E is a web platform dedicated to informal caregivers. It is based on four great functionalities, such as the caregiver’s tasks registration and the evolution of the elderly person under his care, for example, in physical examinations. It also aims be in constant evolution, allowing caregivers to share tips with each other and access an artificial intelligence robot to get more tips on how to improve their activity.

2nd

XIMI

XIMI intends to solve a very serious problem: solitude. It is estimated that 1.2 million elderly people are isolated. An app with gamification may be the solution to counter this trend. Ximi gives the elderly a score for each task they complete in their daily routines. The more people this task involves, the more points they will earn. The goal is that these points translate into real value and can be exchanged for prizes whenever certain levels are reached.

3rd

VoiceRing

VoiceRing is the ideal app for task management of autonomous and active elderly. It allows the user to receive alerts of activities that must be performed and that are defined remotely by the caregiver. If the user does not complete the task, the app will keep on insisting for some time before warning the caregiver. The system includes a simple interface and a text-to-speech converter that allows any senior, even those who can not read, to use the tool.