All team updates

Read all the weekly reports on progress, along with updates from mentors, and more.

Meet Patient X COO Alice

20 Jul 2018

It’s been an exciting journey for three teams that met and took part in the Elsevier Hacks event in August 2017 in Helsinki, Finland. Almost one year on, and they are still working together, developing the prototypes from the hackathon into minimal viable products, as part of the Elsevier Hacks Incubation 2018.

Just before Demo Day, we took some time to interview Alice Leung, COO of Patient X, to hear more about their project, and how they have found the incubation journey.

Alice Talking to One of the Judges at Elsevier Hacks Incubation 2018 Demo Day

Meet PowerCards CEO Nathan

20 Jul 2018

It’s been an exciting journey for three teams that met and took part in the Elsevier Hacks event in August 2017 in Helsinki, Finland. Almost one year on, and they are still working together, developing the prototypes from the hackathon into minimal viable products, as part of the Elsevier Hacks Incubation 2018.

Just before Demo Day, we took some time to interview Nathan Ratner, CEO of PowerCards, to hear more about their project, and how they have found the incubation journey.

Nathan Ratner presenting at Elsevier Hacks Incubation 2018 Demo Day

Meet Foresight CEO Mao

20 Jul 2018

It’s been an exciting journey for three teams that met and took part in the Elsevier Hacks event in August 2017 in Helsinki, Finland. Almost one year on, and they are still working together, developing the prototypes from the hackathon into minimal viable products, as part of the Elsevier Hacks Incubation 2018.

Just before Demo Day, we took some time to interview Mao Fong Lim, CEO of Foresight, to hear more about their project, and how they have found the incubation journey.

Mao Presenting at Elsevier Hacks Incubation 2018 Demo Day

Patient X Week Twelve Update

13 Jul 2018

We are in the middle of the final stretch and we want to have everything polished for the Demo Day in London. The vast majority of the hours we have worked on the product these days have been dedicated to the prototype itself. It is a huge challenge for just medical students to create a live-working version of our idea, but step by step we are managing to do it and we are confident about the outcome.

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Patient X Week Eleven Update

06 Jul 2018

This week has been really busy for our team with balancing many other things such as hospital placements, exams, graduation as well as moving back to Spain after an exchange year in Poland.

Patient X Week 11 Video Image

PowerCards Week Ten Update

29 Jun 2018

After the excitement of the Crash Test, PowerCards team took all the comments and questions we got in order to tighten our presentation for the actual Demo Day!

Powercards Week 10 Video Image

Patient X Week Ten Update

29 Jun 2018

During the past week, our team faced a critical moment as we wanted to take up all the feedback provided by our mentors the previous week. After redirecting our product towards the key idea of training medical students on the decision-making process when ordering investigations and treatments, we needed to find an appropriate way of building our chatbot's users' interface.

Patient X Week 10 Video Image

Foresight Week Nine Update

22 Jun 2018

Crash Test feedback- and a HUGE change of plans!

Hope you guys had a great weekend! After the Crash Test week, we’ve heard back from our mentors and we have work to do!

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Patient X Week Nine Update

22 Jun 2018

Following the crash test, our team took a few days to reflect on the feedback, rest up and regroup. And now, we are more than ready to get back into it and power through until the final demo day!

Patient X team winning team photo at Elsevier Hacks

PowerCards Week Eight Update

15 Jun 2018

Last week we had our Crash Test with Elsevier, where we presented our pitch and explained more insights about our product and progress throughout the Incubation Programme.

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Patient X Week Eight Update

15 Jun 2018

During the past week, our team has been working really hard leading up to the crash test. We were really excited to showcase the progress we have made since the Hackathon!

Patient X Week 8 Video Image

Foresight Week Eight Update

15 Jun 2018

We're looking forward to the week ahead but also feeling kinda nervous - it's crash test week! We'll be presenting what we have so far to Elsevier - so do stay tuned to hear how it went.

Foresight Week 8 Video Image

PowerCards Week Seven Update

08 Jun 2018

This week, team PowerCards focused on preparing for the Crash Test that is going to happen next week. We started with our weekly internal call on Monday where we discussed the updates we did for last week, as well as plan and distribute the tasks for the present week.

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Patient X Week Seven Update

08 Jun 2018

This past week, our team reached milestones in making significant progress towards the creation of our project! We are very honoured to be able to collaborate and gain insightful feedback from mentors in technology. We cannot reiterate enough how humbled we are to represent the medical community in advocating for the place of technology within the education environment. To be able to be brought together as team from all around the world, is the icing on top!

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Foresight Week Seven Update

08 Jun 2018

In the past week, we've had lots of meetings and thinking to do.

Foresight week 7 Video Image

PowerCards Week Six Update

01 Jun 2018

This week we had a training on Peer to Peer Research with Elsevier’s UX Director. The session gave us confirmation that all our prep and research work were done correctly, and we were immensely delighted by that.

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Patient X Week Six Update

01 Jun 2018

During the past week, Team Patient X has been continuing to work out our ideas for the prototype and to help us do so we had a call with a technology expert who already has some years of experience in working with technological startups and the like.

Patient X Week 6 Video Image

PowerCards Week Five Update

25 May 2018

This week we encountered an interesting but inevitable issue at PowerCards.

Powercards Week 5 Video Image

Patient X Week Five Update

25 May 2018

During the past week, Team Patient X has been continuing to explore the options of moving ahead with the incubation without any developers.


PowerCards Week Four Update

18 May 2018

Last week was a productive milestone in making the first significant steps towards our Minimal Viable Product in the Incubation programme.


Patient X Week Four Update

18 May 2018

During the past week, Team Patient X was faced with quite a large challenge. After in-depth discussions with both our developers, they were very sorry to pull out of the incubation program as they found it extremely hard to balance the time invested into this programme with their day-time job.


Foresight Week Four Update

18 May 2018

This week has been very good on the technical front, we had a good meeting with the technical mentor Thomas. We finalized the architecture as well as moving with implementation and creation of data models and user stories.


Patient X Week Three Update

11 May 2018

The highlight of our week was our Ideation meeting with the experienced Elsevier mentors Tim and David. We were able to discuss ideas of how to increase initial user engagement and what platforms would be most suitable to use for the initial launch.


PowerCards Week Three Update

11 May 2018

This has been a significant week for the PowerCards team. We had a design summit for our MVP and found that we all had nearly identical visions for the product.

Powercards Team Photo at Elsevier Hacks

Foresight Week Three Update

11 May 2018

This week for Team Foresight has been a very busy and productive one. We have made a lot of progress in all aspects of our project.


Patient X Week Two Update

04 May 2018

During the past week, Team Patient X has been working towards a decision about our end goal for the demo prototype and the direction which the chatbot will take.


Foresight Week Two Update

04 May 2018

This week has been a bit slow across the board for team Foresight but one exciting thing we got to do was have a meeting with our Elsevier mentors Tim and David to discuss how we can begin to expand the business side of the project while also holding the end-user as a high priority.


PowerCards Week Two Update

04 May 2018

This week we gained a deeper understanding of the problem we are seeking to address and the profound benefit that our solution could have for students. We have taken the first steps in our quest to create a tool, that will impact the future of medical education.


PowerCards Week One Update

27 Apr 2018

The world has moved from operating in analog to digital, from accessing information in a single location to cloud-based global accessibility. Yet, education has lagged behind sectors in being re-imagined for this new age. This is the challenge that the PowerCards team has taken up.


Foresight Week One Update

27 Apr 2018

We are Foresight, your clinical mentor, buddy and fortune teller. We aim to use data to help students foresee the cases they might expect in their specific clinical location - and to pair that with tailored facts to help maximise clinical learning.


Patient X Week One Update

27 Apr 2018

Hi! We’re Team Patient X, and we’re extremely excited to be embarking upon this incubation journey! Our team consists of 3 medical students, Alvaro, Alice and Eliza and 2 developers, Timon and Max.

Patient X team winning team photo at Elsevier Hacks

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