Virtual and Augmented Reality are poised to transform the way we work, play, and learn. In healthcare, these technologies are already being applied to surgical planning, training, patient education, research, and many aspects of therapy.

The Immersive Medical Hackathon is a weekend-long co-creation event that focuses on this intersection of virtual and augmented reality technology with healthcare challenges. It is an opportunity for healthcare professionals, researchers, and technologists to explore the possibilities of this space together.

We would love for you to be a part of it!

Hackathon Sponsors


$500 in prizes

Task Training for Public Health

Best Interaction Design

Shortest Distance between Vision and Impact

The Project Everyone’s Talking About

Ease of Use (So Easy, A Doctor Can Use It)

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Anyone can register to be part of the hackathon. All participants must complete their projects predominantly onsite.


Submissions must be posted here on DevPost by 10:30am Sunday April 22, 2018.

How to enter

To enter, do the following:

  • Come to the hackathon.
  • Meet some awesome people
  • Work on a cool project together
  • Register that project here on DevPost by 10:30am on Sunday


Tom Furness

Tom Furness
Grandfather of VR

Pierre Mourad

Pierre Mourad
Professor (Neurological Surgery) / UW

Rachel Umoren

Rachel Umoren
Asst. Professor (Neonatology) / UW

Nirav Desai

Nirav Desai
Chief Technologist / Booz Allen Hamilton

Mary Jane Herden

Mary Jane Herden
Senior Lead Scientist, Booz Allen Hamilton

Judging Criteria

  • Step 1 - Rating
    Judges begin by rating your projects on a scale of 1-5 according to the several criteria: Completeness, Visual Design, Audio Design, Interaction Design, Technical Achievement, Use of Narrative, and Novelty.
  • Step 2 - Ranking
    Next, ratings are used to rank projects within each of the above criteria, allowing us to quickly identify which projects stand out within each.
  • Step 3 - Discussion
    Once the top projects are identified, our judges discuss the pros and cons of each one to explore the differences in their opinions.
  • Step 4 - Decisions
    Finally, judges select winners by consensus. In general we try to ensure that no team wins more than one prize.

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