Pictured (Left to right): Viqar Hussain (Associate Licensing Officer and MIT Hacking Medicine Core Team Member, MIT), Dr. Prince Turki bin Saud bin Mohammed Al-Saud (President of the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology), His Excellency the Minister of Health of Saudi Arabia Dr. Tawfig Fawzan AlRabiah, and Dr. Haleema Al Amri (Research Scientist at R&DC, Saudi Aramco and Chair of the MIT-IBK Alumni Society) present the first place award in the Wearable Devices for Healthcare track to the Brailling team during the closing ceremony of the Saudi Grand Hack.
The MIT-IBK Alumni Society organized to bring MIT Hacking Medicine to the Middle East for the first time held at Princess Noura bint Abdulrahman University, Riyadh, KSA, November 29-December 1, 2018. We thank their partners KACST and Badir for their support in making this event possible.
Participants in the Saudi Grand Hack convened over the three days to brainstorm and build innovative solutions with hundreds of like-minded engineers, clinicians, designers, developers, and business people.
Twitter Hashtag: #SaudiHack2018
The Hackathon revolved around 10 tracks each organized by former fellows of the MIT Ibn Khaldun Fellowship for Saudi Arabian Women. Special thanks to Dr. Areej Al-Wabil for her leadership and dedication to the organization of this event.