Let’s hack

Smart Socks won the first AHA Rise Above Heart Failure Hackathon during Scientific Sessions 2018.

Smart Socks and other teams of five were challenged to brainstorm a non-therapy (non-medicine) innovative solution to optimize heart patient care.

The winning concept uses socks to measure weight gain and water retention through stretching, tracks activity through vibration and informs of a social connection to a support community.

Team concepts were judged on originality, immediate impact for patients and medical professionals, and an easily understood pitch.