Hackathon on Health IoT (HiOT) 健康物聯網黑客松

October 6 - 8, 2017

Theme : Evolving HIoT Big Data to Health Artificial Intelligence (HIoT 2 HAI)

Taipei Medical University Da'an Campus - B2, Conference Hall


(No. 172-1, Section 2, Keelung Rd, Da’an District, Taipei City, 106)

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The Winners

1st Prize (and The Most WOW): LENIMENTUM

LENIMENTUM Team Members:

Medical Instrument Technology
2nd Prize (and The Most Innovative Hack): Medical Instrumen Technology

Medical Instrumen Technology Team Members:

3rd Prize (and Popular Vote): SlimME

SlimME Team Members:
Annisa Ristya R.
Bagas Suryo B.
Aldilas A.N.
Hanas Subakti

4th Prize: Mutual

Mutual Team Members:

5th Prize: OHKAY

OHKAY Team Members:

Awards and Prizes

NT$ 80,000 /team

NT$ 60,000 /team

NT$ 40,000 /team

NT$ 20,000 /team

NT$ 10,000 /team


The Most WOW Prize


Popular Vote


The Most Innovative Hack


Day 1 2017-10-06 Fri

Opening Ceremony
Introduction to MIT Sana Team - Group Photo
Keynote Speech 1
Title: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
Speaker: Dr. Leo Anthony G. Celi
Keynote Speech 2
Title: Improving Healthcare Efficiency and Quality with NHI Big Data
Speaker: Dr. Po-Chang Lee Director General, National Health Insurance Administration, Ministry of Health and Welfare
Introduction to Hackathon on Health IoT (HiOT)
Visiting Simulated Wards (19F)
Ice Breaker/Team Introduction
Introduction to Mentors
Coffee Break + Team Discussion with Mentors-Brainstorming Time
Mentors' Feedback-1st Idea Shark Tank
2nd-chance Shark Tank
Evening Workshop for the Minor League
Night Snack

Day 2 2017-10-07 Sat

Breakfast+Morning Brainstorming
Title: Providing Anesthesia and Intensive Care during a Mission to Mars
Moderator: Dr. Ho-Pen Chang
Project Director, Formosat-5 Program, National Space Organization (10 Minutes)
Speaker: Dr. Matthieu Komorowski
Title: Biotech and Entrepreneurship
- Dr. Ming-Fong Lu, Taipei Biotech Association
- Dr. Yen-Kuang Lin, Associate Research Fellow/Assistant Professor, Biostat Research Center, Taipei Medical University(10 mins)
Speaker: Dr. James W. Weis
Mentoring Session
Coffee Break
Preliminary Presentation-Major League
Final Presentation for the Minor League
Night Snack

Day 3 2017-10-08 Sun

Mentors' Meeting + Announcement of Evaluation Standards
Team Presentation 6 min + Q&A 2 min (8 min in total)
Minor League's Presentation (5 mins per team)
Evaluation + Questionnaire
Final Comments by MIT Specialists
Results Announcement + Award Ceremony
Selfie Time

Our Mentors

Prof. Dr. Yu-Chuan (Jack) Li
Prof. Dr. Yu-Chuan (Jack)

Prof. Dr. Yu-Chuan (Jack) Li has been a pioneer of Medical Informatics research in Asia. He served as a Vice President of Taipei Medical University (TMU) (2009-2011) and currently, he has been the Dean of College of Medical science and Technology since 2011 and a professor of Graduate Institute of Biomedical Informatics since 1998. He obtain his M.D. from TMU in 1991 and his PhD in Medical Informatics from University of Utah in 1994. Due to his achievement in establishing EHR exchange models among hospitals and his dedication to IT applications in patient safety and care, he was awarded as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the Year in 2001. His main areas of expertise are: Medical Decision Support Systems, Patient Safety Information Systems, and Medical Big Data Analytics.

Professor Terry B.J. Kuo

Professor Terry B.J. Kuo is a professor of Institute of Brain Science, National Yang- Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan. His research interest ranges from medical engineering, cardiovascular physiology and neurophysiology to sleep medicine. Prof. Kuo has also developed original techniques related brain science research including both hardware and software. Prof. Kuo has published more than 100 research articles, and patented more than 50 of his inventions. Prof. Kuo was the recipient of numerous awards in academic and research, including the 2004 Ten Outstanding Young Individuals in Taiwan. Prof. Kuo is also a key medical educator promoting clinician scientist training in Taiwan.

Dr. Shabbir Syed-Abdul

Dr. Shabbir Syed-Abdul, is an assistant professor of Health informatics at Graduate Institute of Biomedical Informatics, College of Medical Science and Technology, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan. He is a leading researcher and a principal investigator at the International Center for Health Information Technology, Taipei, Taiwan. He is educator for MOOCs on FutureLearn, one of his renowned course is on the role of Social Media in Healthcare: Opportunities and Challenges. Syed-Abdul is principle investigator of various Health IT projects like Biosensors, TrEHRT, PWAS, DzMap, Big data analytics and visualization. His research interests are Telemedicine, mHealth, Social media, Personal Health Records. He wants to focus on the management and flow of the medical information among healthcare providers and patients. He is focused on patient empowerment and engagement through social media. His research papers and viewpoints were published in prestigious journals like JAMIA, Journal of Medical Internet Research and The Lancet.

Leo Anthony Celi

Leo Anthony Celi has practiced medicine in three continents, giving him broad perspectives in healthcare delivery. His research is on secondary analysis of electronic health records and global health informatics. He founded and co-directs Sana at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He also holds a faculty position at Harvard Medical School as an intensivist at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and is the clinical research director for the Laboratory of Computational Physiology at MIT. Finally, he is one of the course directors for HST.936 at MIT – innovations in global health informatics and HST.956 – secondary analysis of electronic health records.

Eric Winkler

Eric Winkler (BS Physics, BS Computer Science, MIT Lecturer). Eric is the lead software developer of the open source Sana Mobile telemedicine platform. He has collaborated on mHealth research projects globally including locations in Argentina, Brazil, Haiti, India, and Lebanon.

Kenneth Eugene Paik

Dr. Kenneth Paik is a clinical informatician driving quality improvement and democratizing access through technology innovation, combining a multidisciplinary background in medicine, artificial intelligence, business management, and technology strategy. He is a research scientist at the MIT Laboratory for Computational Physiology investigating the secondary analysis of health data and building intelligent decision support system. As the co-director of Sana, he leads programs and project driving quality improvement and building capacity in health.

Matthieu Komorowski MD, MRES

An experienced anaesthetist and intensivist with 10 years in training and practice, Matthieu Komorowski hold full specialist board certification in both France and the UK. A former medical research fellow at the European Space Agency, he completed a Master in Biomedical Engineering at Imperial College London. He currently pursues a PhD at Imperial College and a research fellowship in intensive care at Charing Cross Hospital in London. A visiting scholar at the Laboratory of Computational Physiology at Harvard/MIT, he belongs to the MIT Critical Data group (Professor Leo Celi) where he apply machine learning to large critical care databases, with the objective of developing decision support systems for sepsis, the number one killer in intensive care.

Miguel Ángel Armengol de la Hoz

Miguel Ángel Armengol de la Hoz, MBE is a Senior Research Associate at Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology and the Chief Technology Officer and International Advisor in the Innovation Unit of the Health Research Institute of Hospital Clínico San Carlos in Madrid (UCM). He holds a M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and is currently a PhD Candidate in Biomedical Engineering at the same university. Besides, he has a B.E. in Telecommunication Engineering from Universidad Alfonso X which was also pursued at Clemson University, South Carolina for a year abroad. After being awarded with the Real Colegio Complutense - Harvard Research Grant, he was hired as a Senior Research Associate (Data Science Researcher), at the Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Harvard Medical School). As an affiliate at the Laboratory of Computational Physiology (MIT Critical Data group), he is involved on numerous projects involving Secondary Analysis of Electronic Health Record Data in Critical Care Patients from MIMIC (Medical Information Mart in Intensive Care database) and Philips eICU databases. Working at the Center for Anesthesia Research Excellence (BIDMC) he is using and developing different tools, techniques and platforms, with the aim of improving knowledge and evidence about patients, surgeons and anesthetists from the anesthesia department. His main fields of expertise are innovation, data science, design, marketing, big data, cutting-edge technologies, medical devices, machine learning, intellectual property protection, internationalization and e-health project management.

James W. Weis Sc.B., S.M., Ph.D.

James W. Weis has founded and led multiple initiatives aimed at increasing the pace of innovation in technology and healthcare. He is currently a Partner at Nest. Bio Ventures, a venture firm that takes a uniquely international and holistic approach to developing, funding, and commercializing next-generation technologies. Previously, as Founding President of the MIT Biotechnology Group, the first MIT student group dedicated to connecting academia to the biotechnology industry, James oversaw growth to over 2,000 members in under two years. James also founded and leads the MIT Alumni Life Sciences Angel Group, which connects MIT affiliated startups with alumni investors, and is an active investor in, and advisor for, MIT affiliated startups.

Richard Lu

Richard Lu (MD), Postdoctoral Fellow, Massachusetts General Hospital. I help edit papers, conduct retrospective cohort studies on large healthcare databases, and write software for mobile devices. I am interested in applied clinical informatics. I think that mobile health is the next big frontier for informatics, and I am exploring ways to use mobile technology to improve public health in Asia.

Dr. Ben-Chang Shia

Dr. Ben-Chang Shia, Associate Dean of College of Management of Taipei Medical School (TMU), has Ph. D. degree of Agronomy from the National Taiwan University. He is a consultant of Taipei City Government (2014- ) and member of Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics, Executive Yuan, R.O.C. (2006- ) Prior to that, he was a Chief of the General Affairs of Fu-Jen Catholic University (FJU) (2003-2005), director of School of continuing education Fu-Jen Catholic University (FJU) (2004-2005) and director of Graduate School of Business Administration(FJU) (2010-2011 ). He says, the progress of Taipei Medical University (TMU) had achieved in both World-Ranking advancing and managing of Hospital in notable quality are based on The fully supports from the senior officers. With prime professional executive team, TMU are processing to globally-highly-ranked school in both educating and academic Researching. Within enhancing the quality in medical service and educating. The Newly-established business-school would have done its duty to construct the Profession-based program and to create the polymorphic faculty for student. He wishes, every student of TMU resolved to establish successful career by emerging Expertise and Big data-based technique provided by big data school program in TMU. He advocates, “Learning by doing” and “educating via life-based thoughts” is the best Solution for education. He assists students to master both skills in management and Information technology. With such skills, students are capable to succeed in different Areas.

Adam Chee

Nicknamed the “Consultant’s Consultant”, Dr. Adam CHEE is a convergence scientist working on various aspects of Health (& Care), Informatics, Innovation, Technologies and Business aspects of the ecosystem while serving as the people’s conduit. Bringing 15 years of experience and expertise in strategy & operations, technology & workflow advisory, implementation & adoption of eHealth across ASEAN, North Asia and Middle East. Adam had a successful career in the IT industry before venturing into Health Informatics in 2002, where he works across the healthcare ecosystem, including the primary care sector, private & public tertiary hospitals, research institutes, government health agencies and NGOs across the globe. A recognized Subject Matter Expert, Adam holds leadership positions on several Health Informatics committees as well as faculty positions with institutes of higher learning in the region. Adam has published 3 books, numerous articles and frequently advises & speaks at international conferences (including HIMSS, Harvard etc.). Adam is a Fellow of HIMSS (FHIMSS), Australasia College of Health Informatics (FACHI) and Royal Society of Public Health (FRSPH).

Johnson Huang

Johnson is the managing director of Advmeds Co., Ltd., the IT consultant of Pingtung Christian Hospital, and the secretary-general of HL7 Taiwan. He has the certification of International CDA Specialist and Medical Information Manager. He's devoted in the integration of the progress of the economy from industry to innovating and implementing health IT to medical processes. He had also been working in the low recourse countries several years. Now Johnson would like to share his experience and contribute to the world through building a cloud based open source health information system (HIS) which allows all countries to easy implement health IT to influenced achievements ideal solutions. The project is currently being developed by Advmeds by a young group of members with enthusiasm and passion to create solutions for better health care system and user experience.

Chi-Ming Chu

Prof. Dr. Chi-Ming Chu is a professor of Health and Biomedical Informatics at School of Public Health, National Defense Medical Center, Taiwan. There are 4 majors in his recent researches such as Cardiac Force Index, Empower People of Health Information, Pooled Analysis for Microarray Data of Gene Expression Omnibus in Cancers, and Genome Sequencing Annotation via Witness-approaching Alignment. There is more information at facebook

Chung-Ho Hsieh M.D., Ph.D. (謝忠和)

Chung-Ho Hsieh M.D., Ph.D. (謝忠和) Chief Information Officer, Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital, Taipei City, Taiwan. Attending Physician, Department of General Surgery, Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital. Surgical Physician, Zhong-Xing Branch of Taipei City Hospital, Taiwan. Emergency Specialist Physician, Taiwan Society of Emergency Medicine, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Fu Jen Catholic University, New Taipei City, Taiwan. Has been an emergency physician, currently a surgeon and a CIO. Be interested with medical information, especially datamining and machine learning. Also be a teacher, like to interact with students.

Usman Iqbal

Dr. Usman Iqbal, Pharm D, MBA, PhD, FACHI, AFCHSM is a faculty at College of Public Health, Global Health and Development Department and International Center for Health Information Technology (ICHIT), Taipei Medical University. He is also a fellow of Australasian College of Health Informatics (ACHI), Salzburg Global Seminar and Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM). Dr. Usman is also Managing Editor - International Journal for Quality in Health Care journal and Asia Pacific Associate Editor – Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine Journal. Dr. Usman is also facilitating joint collaborative course between TMU & MIT, Harvard, USA. He has been an author of several peer reviewed scientific articles in leading journals, book chapters and participated in international medical conferences with focus on Health Data and Informatics, Health IT and Patient Safety, Health Care Quality and Management, Global Health, and Health Systems Improvement.

Chih-Hwa Chen

Professor and Dean of College of Biomedical Engineering, Taipei Medical University.
Director of Division of Sports Medicine, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Taipei Medical University.
Professor of School of Medicine, College of Medicine, Taipei Medical University.


Who is eligible for TMU-MIT (Sana) Hackathon?

Any person with IT/Medical background with age above 18 can apply to the TMU-MIT (SANA) HACKATHON.

Is the event free?

Each team will be charged 2000 NTD.

What are the rules?

Teams can consist of 1-4 people. We suggest choosing members from different fields. Only teams in the Beta Version/Semi-product category can start with pre-built projects; all other groups must start from scratch. Publicly available libraries/opensource frameworks can be used during the event.

What are the categories?

Teams must choose between a "Concept" or "Prototype/Beta version or Semi-product" categories.

What should I bring to the hackathon?

Please bring a valid ID so we can verify and register you on-site! You will also need to bring a computer/laptop and whatever software/hardware you feel might be necessary. We also recommend bringing a power strip, a sleeping bag, and some comfortable clothes.

What should I present at the end?

Each team should present a poster and a prototype for review. Teams must be finished before the review period --extensions are not allowed.

Will my travel be reimbursed?

Unfortunately, we will not be able to provide individual travel reimbursement this year..

Will there be free food?

Yes! We will provide catered meals and free caffeine during the event!

Do I need to stay the entire time?

We realize that 72 hours is a long time, and that some people might have other commitments. Feel free to stay and leave as you choose.

Any suggested database?

I have more questions!