This year is so different from last year. In 2013, we attended only a few Hackathons (HackKing's, EikonHack). But this years, things get crazy. We had MLH Launch Hack - best use of Estimote iBeacons, TechCrunch Disrupt Europe. Also I will probably join StudentHack in Manchester and OxHack in Oxford later this year.
TechCrunch Disrupt Europe Hackathon just finished before the TCDisrupt Conference. This time, we created an iOS app that is used to detect if the user is suffering from convulsive epileptic seizure. We heard about many deaths which were caused by epileptic seizure, and we really would like to do something relating to people's health. Based on the inspiration from my friend's friend Rosanna Lush McCrum, we created Appilepsy within 20 hours. Because creating a health app is not as easy as people imagined, each of us had different piece of work to deal with (eg. algorithm to detect the seizure using accelerometer, web app to handle the seizure alert, etc.). My work was to do the front-end iOS app. To be honest, this is kind of easy for me to finish, and my friends did a great job dealing with the most sophiscated parts of this app, I really appreciate their hard work.
After the successful presentation the team won the prize for most create use of Nexmo's API, and we got the second highest mark (there were approx. 90 groups). Also, the team got the chance to present Appilepsy on the next day's TCDisrupt Conference.
After the presentation which was live broadcasting worldwide, we have received many positive responses and our latest announcement is that we decide to continue development for Appilepsy and will push it to the App Store. Currently we are working on optimizing the algorithm, which will provide more accurate measurements, and will consume less energy.
Joran van Apeldoorn - magic algorithm,
Phil Efstathiou - awesome web app,
Clarence Ji - iOS front end,
Miklos Molnar - awesome web app,
Alex Telek - brilliant iOS front & back end.
More details about Appilepsy & TechCrunch Disrupt EU 2014:
Appilepsy - http://appilepsy.org/
Appilepsy on Challengepost - http://challengepost.com/software/appilepsy-xnxj5
Appilepsy on TechCrunch.com - http://tcrn.ch/1oiVSKX
The Science of King's article - http://www.scienceofkings.org/2014/10/kcl-teams-win-at-techcrunch-disrupts-eu.html?view=flipcard
During these years Apple and iOS developers have changed the way how people live greatly. Appilepsy team would like to be one of these who make positive effects around the world and to motivate more people to join this digital revolution. Apple introduced Swift Programming Language from June 2014 and King's College London Tech Society is currently holding a series of iOS developement (Swift) workshops at KCL. More details please visit KCL Tech Society Facebook Page.