Healthify.me, a service that helps people find healthy replacements for unhealthy foods they like to eat, came away with the $5,000 grand prize award at this weekend’s Philly Health Codefest.
Nine teams participated in the healthcare-focused hackathon hosted by Drexel University’s i-School and Nvigor, said Drexel science writer Kerry Boland, and four of them were made up of students, as Chief Data Officer Mark Headd noted.
Below, find a full list of winners as provided by Boland.
$5,000 GRAND PRIZE (plus legal services up to $5,000 as specified provided by Morgan Lewis): Healthify.me (not to be confused with Healthify.me, a startup in India)
Healthify.me helps people find healthy replacements for the unhealthy foods they like to eat through a data driven, crowd-sourced approach.
Team Members: Jack Giammattei, Charlie Giammattei, Joe Francia
Other awards: $500 Most Scalable
$3,000 SECOND PRIZE: Team Vitamin.ME
Vitamin.ME is an Android-only app that allows a user to search for food recipes based on the user’s specific nutritional needs (more Vitamin A, B, C, Proteins; less Carbohydrates, Fat; etc.)
Team Members: Mayank Gureja, Ayush Sobti, Anthony Hurst, Matthew Coppola
Other awards: $1,000 Majority Student Team Innovation, $500 People’s Choice, $500 Best Mobile, $500 Alliance Global Services Award for Most User-Friendly
$2,000 THE iSCHOOL AWARD FOR TEAM INNOVATION: Team Goodeats
Team Goodeats aimed to build an online food-ordering web application that provides the user with detailed nutritional data about each restaurant and all their menu items. The web-app also makes automated calls to the restaurant with the orders and reverts back to the user with the success/failure of the order being placed.
Team Members: Tushar Soni, Nishtha Dalal, Kunal Malik
Other awards: $1,500 NSF Center for Visual and Decision Informatics Award for Innovation
$500 VENTURE CAPITALIST’S CHOICE: Team Hospital Query
Team Hospital Query focused on these questions: How well does a hospital perform? How does a hospital compare to its peers? Evaluate the performance of a hospital and compare a hospital against its peer group.
Team Members: Jose M. Plehn-Dujowich, Gary Cheung, Mark Robinson, Jean-Ezra Yeung, James Bailey
Other awards: Best Use of Tokbox (prize was an iPad Mini)