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ALS Assistive Technology Hackathon


The ALS Assistive Technology Hackathon, hosted by Prize4Life, will bring students and makers together with ALS patients, clinicians and technology experts to work towards designing novel, effective and accessible technological solutions that could have a transformative effect on the day-to-day lives of ALS patients, their families and care givers.

The winning projects will be selected by a team of ALS patients, clinicians, business and technology experts. Each of the winning teams will receive a monetary prizes of $1000 and the opportunity and additional funding to further develop their idea.

Following the hackathon, the teams will work together to refine their solutions by discussions with patients, clinicians and technological experts. Then, the teams will perform a demo to a panel of experts. The three best teams will be chosen and each will receive a $5000 funding for the development of a prototype. The final contest will take place on June 2018 and the best technology will be awarded by a $10,000 prize.

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