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Phone health concept wins ageing hackathon

The concept of recording an older person's health measurements via an automated telephone service for later analysis has won the Hack Ageing hackathon held in Melbourne at the weekend.

Organised by IBM and health technology agency HealthXL, the hackathon was aimed at developing solutions that would improve the quality of life for the elderly in the areas of dementia, malnutrition, social isolation and physical activity.

As part of the event, more than 150 clinicians, software developers, hardware engineers, designers, businesspeople and consumers worked directly with health experts from HealthXL, Melbourne's Northern Health and Alzheimer’s Australia, along with health researchers and technical experts from IBM.

Now this is what I call a truly #agile development methodology focused on #consumers. #health #technology #ageing

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