Bio-Hack is a healthcare-focused hackathon where students practice their teamwork skills, technical application, and innovative thinking.

This year's event will be held from October 22-24, 2021

3rd Annual Bio-Hack:

We are excited to announce that the 3rd annual Ohio State University Bio-Hack event will take place from October 22-24, 2021! Participants will form into groups of 2-4 ahead of time and enter the weekend-long competition. The project prompts will be provided by medical device companies and Ohio State University faculty, creating a challenging goal for students. This year's prompts include a galvanic skin response device, a refreshable braille display, and a door counter that measures the number of people in a room. Groups will be provided basic circuitry, software, and mechanical materials throughout the competition to aid in their final design. On the final day, the CEO from Medforall, Ali Rahimi, and faculty will judge each group’s presentation and present awards to the top group in each prompt.

Given the current guidelines from Ohio State University, we are also excited to announce that Bio-Hack 2021 is scheduled to take place in person where students will truly receive the most out of this developmental opportunity. After the opening meeting, groups will receive lab space in Fontana Labs to work collaboratively in groups until the awards ceremony.