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Hack your Health > Gaming Hackathon | 2nd & 3rd february

30 January, 2023

A Startup Madeirawithin the activities of the eGames Lab consortium, will be organizing a hackathon directed to the health area: Hack Your Health! This initiative will be based on Serious Games - which by definition are games with objectives beyond simple entertainment.

This initiative will take place at The Views Monumental Hotel on February 2nd and 3rd.

In this hackathon, the teams will be challenged to develop and create games/activities for integration into Musiquence (Music + Sequence) platform - a platform developed by a group of researchers from the University of Madeira. Musiquence uses a complementary non-pharmacological approach, contributing to gains in cognitive functioning, mood, and quality of life. Through this platform, healthcare professionals can customize cognitive stimulation activities to the needs and preferences of people with dementia or in other vulnerable contexts.

The participants, divided into teams, will be healthcare professionals (psychology, nursing, medicine, occupational therapies, among others), the research members responsible for developing the platform, designers, and creatives.

Goals:

  • Enabling collaborative innovation with a focus on healthcare;
  • Promote the networking among diverse health professionals (caregivers, nurses, psychologists, researchers), engineers, designers, creatives, and the curious;
  • Alert to the problem of dementia, demystify and combat the stigma surrounding neurodegenerative diseases;
  • Stimulate the generation of ideas and knowledge sharing among the various participants.

For the program and more information, take a look at the official website of the initiative: https://startupmadeira.eu/hack-your-health/