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Utrecht Computer Science Students win Health Hackfest Brussels 2014

Hacking Health for Good in Europe - The Health Hackfest 2014 was a success for all partners involved and some great hacks were created over two days.

Utrecht Computer Science Students win Health Hackfest Brussels 2014
Utrecht Computer Science Students win Health Hackfest Brussels 2014
BRUSSELS, Belgium - June 27, 2014 - PRLog -- The winner of the Health Hackfest 2014 held June 4-5 in Brussels was Health Hack HU - a health application which indicates whether a person who takes certain drugs is allowed to eat certain types of food.

It was developed by Wouter Benninga, Sebastiaan Vendrik, Robin Timmermans, Thomas Spiegelenberg and Karim Anmiri, a group of our third year Computer Science students from HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, who specialize in Advanced Software Engineering.

The runner-up were Foodie, developed by Friedger Müffke which an application for Android and Google Glass that helps people find out quickly whether to buy a product or not.

Partners of the event, IBM were pleased with the results:

"For IBM, The Healthhackfest was an excellent event to see how developers created concrete ideas and prototypes in such a short time by exploiting different technologies such as Bluemix, the open-standards cloud-based platform for building, managing and running applications of all types,”  said Michel Splint, Ecosystem Development Manager for Benelux IBM Software Group.

You can see  an excellent short documentary on the event, created by Nikolai van Nunen from Karryon Films (http://www.karryonfilms.com/) at http://vimeo.com/99244218

“We really want to thank the partners who made it all possible,” said Tara Ross, one of the event organisers. “It was their support and tools that made it possible.” “We think some great ideas came out of the event.”

Health Hackfest was made possible by great partners in the WRIC (http://www.wric-health.com/), IBM (http://www.bluemix.net/)  and Klappo (http://Sensum.io)

The event was organised by: Richard Kastelein , Tara Ross (http://nl.linkedin.com/in/taraross)  and Jurjen Söhne (http://nl.linkedin.com/in/jurjensohne)  for The Hackfest (http://www.the-hackfest.com/) .

Richard Kastelein

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