5th Annual Bio-Hack

This year's event will be held on November 4-5, 2023

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This year, Ohio State's Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) will be hosting its 5th annual Bio-Hack, a weekend-long hackathon full of engineering, learning, networking, and innovation. 

The theme for this year's Bio-Hack focuses on patient safety within the healthcare sector. Over 200,000 patients die due to medical error per year, we challenge participants to devise innovative solutions that address system improvements and effective protocols to foster a healthcare environment that values patient safety.

  Bio-Hack gives engineers and clinicians a unique, experiential learning opportunity to build and engineer health technologies. 

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How it works? 

Teams can take inspiration from challenges presented by our supporting companies and organizations. After the 24-hour "hacking" session is over, teams present their projects to industry experts and judges to get feedback and compete for prizes.

Hacking Challenge

Given the increasing number of patient deaths due to medical error, participants should aim to engineer a solution in order to mitigate the risk of error within these 5 areas of healthcare:


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Pictures from Previous Bio-Hacks!