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Artificial Intelligence Applied to Health, Winning Proposal of the HackForGood Held at UCAM HiTech

Group photo of some of the participants in the regional phase of HackForGood 2024.
Group photo of some of the participants in the regional phase of HackForGood 2024.

HackForGood is a project where university students from all over Spain are grouped into multidisciplinary teams to come up with technological, sustainable and realistic solutions for social goals, so that real entrepreneurial ideas can emerge from these challenges. UCAM belongs to the Telefónica Chairs Network through the Chair Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Digital Age. Therefore, UCAM HiTech, the perfect environment for the promotion of entrepreneurship, was the venue for the regional hackathon in Murcia with participants from the Universidad Católica de Murcia and Universidad de Murcia.

The winning proposal was Medical Life, an innovative digital platform designed to offer information and assistance to health professionals in developing countries and equipped with artificial intelligence. Students from the UCAM Bachelor's Degrees in Telecommunication Technology Engineering and Marketing and Commercial Management were the ones who came up with this idea, which came in first place and will now compete at a national level.

Second place went to Dolce Vita, a platform designed for the elderly in which they can join a community according to their personal interests and, thanks to ‘bots’, complete challenges related to sustainable development. Students from the UCAM Degree in Telecommunications Technology Engineering developed this proposal.

And third place went to Icaria, proposed by a group of students from the Universidad de Murcia, a software that guides the patient by connecting different sources of information and achieving efficient monitoring and follow-up from home in a digital environment shared with caregivers, families and health services, to keep the information updated at all times.

The jury of this regional phase, held at UCAM HiTech, was composed of Andrés Romero, Director of NewCo Legal and general partner of Technetium; Jorge Crespo, consultant and data analyst at Innovation and Optimization Department (BI) in Telefónica and Irene Ruiz, Google Developer Groups Lead Murcia.

In parallel to this event at UCAM, other 25 universities from all over Spain hosted the regional phase of this Telefónica Chairs initiative. The winning proposals will now compete at a national level for prizes of up to 6,000 euros for the winning project at the HackForGood Big Day.