HealthHacks is a two-day hackathon that inspires creative hardware and software projects and solutions to real-world healthcare problems through innovation, creativity, and interdisciplinary teamwork. The hackathon is hosted by Columbia’s Biomedical Engineering Society, and it brings together students passionate about health or biotech. This event is open to any undergraduate interested in the medical field, no matter the hackathon experience. HealthHacks brings over 100 health hackers from many different schools to work together on their own projects, learn from workshops, listen to interesting talks, and make friends while enjoying free snacks, food, and swag.

Register at our website!


  • Check-in starts at 9:15 am on Saturday, April 14th

  • Opening ceremony is at 10:15 am

  • Closing ceremony ends at 2:30 pm Sunday, April 15th



  • Mathematics Building, Columbia University

  • Via Subway: Line 1 (red, uptown) to 116th St - Columbia University

  • Via Uber/Lyft: 116th & Broadway

  • GPS: 535 W 116th St, New York NY 10027


Things to bring:

  • Laptop + charger

  • Reusable water bottle

  • Sleeping bag

  • Toiletries

  • A creative spirit, positive attitude, and lots of ideas!



Undergraduate students from any school are welcome!

Hackathon Sponsors


$1,050 in prizes

Best Health Hack

Best Website

Elegoo Unos!

Best Social Media Post

Case of Soylent!

Best Beginner Hack

Raspberry Pi Zeros!

Best Hardware Hack

Arduino Unos!

Best Health Hack (2nd Place)

Best Health Hack (3rd Place)

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Sonia Donde

Sonia Donde
Stryker Orthopedics

Daniyar Yeralin

Daniyar Yeralin
IBM Engineer

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
    How innovative and creative is the idea within the healthcare context?
  • Uniqueness
    Has this been done before, or is this something completely new or original?
  • Viability
    Does the idea fit the healthcare marketplace? Can it be monetized?
  • Value
    How quickly is the users' value realized?
  • Ease of Use
    Intuitive or complex learning curve?
  • Implementation Feasibility
    Does your solution work? Can it be implemented at scale?

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