George Hacks’ Inaugural Medical Solutions Hackathon hosted GW students and other undergraduate students from Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia to compete for over 24 hours to develop assistive medical devices.

Not only were the pitches from our sponsors dynamic and challenging, but the solutions presented by participants surpassed our expectations.

Multiple teams developed relationships with our sponsor organizations and will be continuing in some format with their project or ideas. This was the ultimate goal of George Hacks, and we are already making big plans for next year.

Michael Ready
Director, George Hacks

Read more about George Hacks’ inaugural event featured in the GW Today article “GW Students Innovate at First George Hacks Competition.”


  • Student Association
  • School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS)
  • Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME)
  • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)
  • Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE)
  • Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering (EMSE)
  • SEAS Career Services Center
  • GW Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • AdvaMed
  • National Capital Region Society of Healthcare Engineers (NCR-SHE)
  • GW Autism Institute


34 Participants | 35 Judges & Mentors | 14 Organizations


1st Place

Team Members: Erin Flynn, Steven Brunetto, Logan Bartholomew

Pitch Title: Adapting Assistive Devices for Use in Burundian Refugee Camp in Tanzania

2nd Place

Team Members: Alexandra Kaplan, Natalie Zukoff, Sayna Matinrazm, Ngozi Ihenacho

Pitch Title: Smart Hospital Technology to Improve Patient Mood and Satisfaction

3rd Place

Team Members: Shirali Nigam, Bianca Karpinecz, Patrycja Mikolajczyk, Mercedes Suazo

Pitch Title: Reverse View Camera for Wheelchairs

Post-Event Booklet