Winners of the Medical Grand Challenge were announced on the evening of 18 August 2017, concluding the student-led, multi-disciplinary competition. The teams were accessed by a panel of judges for their business strategy, creativity, design quality and healthcare impact.
“Hipportable”, a transportable belt that allows caregivers to lift and transport elderly with disabilities won the first prize. The second prize went to the team behind “PDSafe”, which reduces infections in peritoneal dialysis patients by allowing contactless sterilisation, while “FootSense”, an affordable, portable, home-based foot temperature monitoring system to detect foot ulcers, walked away as third prize winners.
Other awards presented were the Change Maker Prizes for the most creative and impactful projects and People’s Choice Award for the most popular project.
Launched in August last year, the inaugural Medical Grand Challenge aims to nurture a culture of curiosity among undergraduates, while encouraging creativity and entrepreneurship. Over the past year, medical students teamed up with their counterparts from the Engineering, Law, Arts and Business faculties to explore creative solutions to address unmet healthcare needs.