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5G4HC Hackathon: Winners develop "Happy Heart System"

The 5G4Healthcare project at OTH Amberg-Weiden explores how 5G can improve rural healthcare in the future. As a partner in the 5G4HC Hackathon, which has been running since October 2021, we advised participants on the technical implementation of the challenges and provided input on how best to realize their ideas.

For example, we covered topics such as apps, Bluetooth, 5G, UX, privacy, and data security. We also supported the organizers in structuring the hackathon in a sensible timeframe and by recommending software for communication.

After 4 months of research and tinkering, 11 teams recently presented their prototypes and exciting innovative solutions in short pitches at the 5G4HC Hackathon finals. A jury of experts, including our own Richard Fichtner, selected the winning team: Paul Ehrlich, Svenja Ferch, Lucia Häler, Julia Hanft, Andrea Henninger and Marian Mihelic have developed a "Happy Heart System" for hybrid cardio-telemonitoring, an easy-to-use, digital aid for elderly, mobility-impaired people with chronic cardiovascular conditions in structurally weak regions.

Congratulations to the development team and also to all other participants of the hackathon! It was a pleasure for us to have been part of it.

Video conference at the 5G4HC Hackathon finals / Screenshot: Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Amberg-Weiden