Recently one of the designers at the DHW lab participated in the inaugural health Hackathon. Deinika Elston, worked in an interdisciplinary team including medical professionals, programmers to 'explore and develop technology solutions in response to the problem of self care for long term health issues.' Her team came up with two applications to help educate and support sufferers of rheumatic fever. One of the app's was a game designed for kids to play during their monthly Bicillin injection at school. The other part of the concept encouraged both self and whanau management of rheumatic fever for school levers.
Take a look at some of the screen shots below, and click here for more information about the event: