Projects on air quality and translating patient materials have been awarded development funds through the Bristol Health Partners Make It weekend on 17 and 18 October. The weekend, based around a 'hackathon' approach, brought together more than 50 people from technology, health, sustainability and other sectors to support and develop projects that address sustainability in health and care. The weekend aimed to develop collaborative, sustainable solutions to local health and care issues.
All the projects worked on over the weekend and presented on the Sunday afternoon were praised by the judging panel, which included Bristol Health Partners Director David Relph, Bristol Natural History Consortium’s Savita Custead and UWE’s Professor Jenny Ames. Two modest development funds were awarded to:
Hannah Gardiner, Lev Konstantinovsky, Nigel Legg and Evangelos Mantadakis came together to support an open source air-quality initiative that builds on AirPublic, BuggyAir and IoTAcademy groundwork in hardware and software.
With input from medical, technical and patient perspectives, Rik Boeykens and Kasia Pranke developed 'common language', a platform for all healthcare practitioners where they can upload translated versions of texts, and download an app for patients to access these translations in a given language.