At TreeHacks, everything’s chill but the weather.
Han-Hsun Huang Engineering Center – Stanford University
February 12th to 14th, 2016
- Out of State Applicant Scholarship, Travel Grant Recipient
- Prize Winner
Stanford’s annual hackathon.
TreeHacks is Stanford University’s official national hackathon. This year, they brought in over 670 hackers with a 50/50 gender ratio, the first major student-run hackathon to be able to do so.
- Our team, Big Hero 4, created Ammalia (which means surgery in Arabic), a Leap Motion assisted app that allows medical professionals to easily view and manipulate scans while scrubbed in, sterile and ready to perform a surgery
- Best Social Impact Prize – Sponsored by GoodHacks
- Best Use of Dropbox API – Sponsored by Dropbox
Ammalia. Where surgeons go to explore.
Ammalia, which means surgery in Arabic, is a Leap Motion assisted app that allows a surgeon to analyze pictures of their patient’s problem (i.e. brain tumors) using the Dropbox API.
The areas we believe Ammalia could be the most useful is with radiology image manipulation / scrolling while scrubbed in & sterile in the OR.
Out of State Applicant Scholarship – December 2015
I was 1 of 150 hackers from out of state who was accepted to attend TreeHacks with full travel reimbursement from over two thousand applicants, so basically a ~7.5% acceptance rate.
- Best Use of Dropbox API
- 100 GB of Dropbox storage for each member
- Best Social Impact
- Lunch with Stanford President Hennessey + $400 to a charity of your choice
- Coaching with Shannon Farley & Tour of Fast Forward
- $400 to a charity of your choice
This is a Medium article about one of my teammates from the hackathon – Stephanie. She was awesome!
- Theme Color:
Created a README badge using Sketch to be used for project READMEs hacked out at TreeHacks.
- We can see Ammalia potentially pivoting to include 3D manipulation of MRI and CT scans mid-procedure, which is important when, for example, determining the extent of a tumor in real-time.
- Another area we could look into is radiology and cardiology intervention which would actually involve catheter manipulation.
- Also, depending on the patient chosen, Ammalia could also showcase different health record data points that pertain to the patient being showcased\ (i.e. name, age, background, etc).
- Leap Motion
- uses Leap Motion API and hardware to track hand gestures (pan in/out, zoom in/out, slide right/left) without physically touching computer
- Dropbox API
- use Dropbox for uploading/storing images for patient’s problems
- have folders within Dropbox API represent a single patient
Team – Big Hero 4