A team of students from FIT CTU and UWB won the European Health Hackathon

22. 11. 2021

On Nov 19-21, almost 200 Czech and foreign hackers competed at the European Health Hackathon 2021 at the Institute of Clinical and Experimental Medicine (IKEM). The winning project UrineMeter made by students from FIT and the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen (UWB) enables automatic and accurate measurement of patients' urine output. Minister of Health Adam Vojtěch handed over a check for EUR 3,000 to the winning team Bit Beasts.

Almost 200 hackers in 38 innovation teams met for the fourth time at a medical hackathon. Young hackers have been looking for solutions of 15 health challenges that are closely related to the involvement of technology in diagnosis and treatment, in areas such as cardiology, diabetes, chronic diseases or patient comfort and orientation in a medical facility.

The main prize won UrineMeter project from the Bit Beasts team consisting of Daniel Zábojník and Andrej Ladislav Kováč from FIT CTU and Ondřej Bohatý from UWB. The UrineMeter is a device that is placed between the bed and the urinal bag, which accurately measures the volume of excreted urine. The data is sent via the Internet directly to the information system of the medical facility. The device saves medical staff time and, in addition, there is no need to disturb the patient during the measurement.

"Our facility automatically measures patient urine output in healthcare facilities. Data is sent via the Internet to a database, where the doctor or nurse can easily see tables and important values ​​without disturbing the patient, "says Andrej Ladislav Kováč, a member of the winning team.

A team of mentors from IKEM doctors, artificial intelligence experts and data analysis was available to hackers during the hackathon.

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