MAHE to organize ‘Mental Health Hackathon – 2022’

 MAHE to organize ‘Mental Health Hackathon – 2022’
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In collaboration with Dedalus Healthcare Systems Group

  • The hackathon focuses on creating awareness about Mental health,
  • The theme for the event will be “Innovation within Mental health & wellbeing”
  • About 10 teams likely to participate in the final event

Manipal Aug 24, 2022: Manipal College of Health Professions, MAHE will organize MAHE-Dedalus Mental Health Hackathon- 2022 on August 26-27, 2022. 

The event focuses on creating awareness about Mental health, including emotional, psychological, and social well-being. 

It empowers everyone interested in health care innovation to develop ingenious solutions to Mental Health Care. 

The MAHE- Dedalus Mental Health Hackathon seeks to develop innovative technology-based solutions for mental health concerns and provide better well-being as per the themes of the Hackathon. The theme for the event will be “Innovation within Mental health & wellbeing”. 

Lt. Gen. (Dr.) M. D. Venkatesh, Vice Chancellor, MAHE said that the field of mental health is overdue for new solutions. 

“With the theme Innovation within Mental Health and well-being, I believe that technology could help us solve some of our biggest problems. Looking forward to the event,” he said. 

“This mega event would provide a space for teams to collaborate and build tools that can help people with mental health issues or assist health care professionals. We expect this event to go in two stages as we expect a lot of participation. About 10 teams are likely to participate in the final event scheduled on August 26th and 27th,” Dr. G. Arun Maiya, Dean of MCHP, MAHE said.

Dr. Raviraja N. S, Director- Corporate Relations, MAHE said that students from various backgrounds including medical, engineering, dentistry, and allied health science are expected to participate in this event. 

Speaking about the hackathon Dr. Michael Dahlweid, Chief Product and Clinical Officer, Dedalus Healthcare Systems said that Dedalus is keen to work with students, researchers, and academia in the field to foster both education and innovation.

“Covid has placed a further spotlight on the challenges of individuals mental health. In partnership with MAHE, Dedalus is excited to support a hackathon that is an opportunity to birth innovative digital solutions that can address this unmet need globally,” Steven Parrish, Chief Medical Information Officer, Dedalus APAC opined. 

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