What is Heart Hackathon?
Heart Hackathon is an artificial heart design competition, which was organised to help progress the next generation of cardiovascular innovation.
Various student led teams from all around the world (including Team Bath Heart!) compete by designing, prototyping and evaluating their own total artificial hearts designs.
The competition is held annually at the International Society for Mechanical Circulatory Support (ISMCS) conference, where the competing teams will collate their research and present it to a panel of judges. Each team’s artificial heart design is then assessed on various criteria by international experts, including the quality of their research, as well as innovation and commercialisation plans.
The top teams are then given the opportunity to present their work at the annual ISMCS Conference in front of experts in the field and researchers at the forefront of likeminded innovation.