Hack MS Is This Weekend at District Hall
District Hall, located in the Innovation District, will host the first ever Hack MS (multiple sclerosis) hackathon event this weekend (February 6 to 8). The event’s goal is to help people with MS manage their stress—which can be associated with depression, fatigue, confusion, and the worsening of symptoms—through the development of a tech-based tool or resource.
Specifically, participants will work on creating stress management solutions that can be applied directly to real-world situations including: relaxation skills (meditation and visualization); problem-solving techniques (information processing and understanding sources of stress); and schedule management tools (planning and managing tasks). Solutions can range from apps to wearable devices but all must be practical tool that can help someone with MS live a better life, free from unnecessary stress.
There’s $40,000 in cash prizes up for grabs at the event, so if you’re a developer, inventor, or engineer, it’s time to get your ideas together.
For more information, visit Hack-MS.com.