Hacking Dermatology 2020 Hacking challenges faced by patients with skin of color
Final Pitch Competition: April 20, 2021 Virtual
Hacking Dermatology would like to thank all participants, mentors, judges, and partners for their spirit, expertise, and support. On April 20, 2021, the winning teams from the October 2020 Hacking Dermatology event competed alongside new teams for a total of $25,000 in additional grant funding. The winners were:
1st Place: Folliculology Connects individuals and barbers to dermatologists who can improve the quality of life of those with follicular disorders through expert advice, recommendations and direct care. Our app was created to help individuals: Find curated resources and dermatologists; Form a plan of care; Follow recommendations from experts.
2nd Place: Broad Spectrum Sunscreen specifically designed for skin of color patients with pigmentary disorders
3rd Place: GeneSkin A novel human cell-based experimental model to evaluate skin-related therapeutic and cosmetic products. With whole genome sequencing for individual cell lines, we are developing deep learning-based computational algorithms to investigate the genetic variants that are associated with drug response on our experimental models. The goal is to develop a deep learning model that can predict product response and suggest product usage to customers by simply analyzing the customers’ genome sequences.
Virtual Hackathon: October 23-25, 2020
During the weekend teams focused on the unique dermatologic challenges faced by patients with skin of color with the aim to:
Help shorten diagnostic delay and sharpen diagnostic accuracy
Identify personalized care and diverse clinical trial representation
Empower skin of color education and create equitable technology advancements
The top five teams were each awarded grants in the amount of $3k. The winning teams were (in alphabetical order):
Agora: A marketplace to facilitate exchange of high quality dermatology datasets with vetted technology partners to accelerate the construction of equitable AI systems for patients and providers.
Broad Spectrum: Development of sunscreen for skin of color consumers.
DermBox: Optimizing photography in dermatology by standardizing the process with a photobooth to increase accessibility and quality of care.
Folliculology: A community-based, patient-centered and non-profit public health education campaign employing task-shifting to train and empower barbers to screen for hair and scalp disorders. By creating culturally appropriate allyship and referral networks with dermatologists, Folliculology aims to reduce the diagnostic delay for common conditions in persons of color.
Open Source Dermatology: Addressing the collective action problem of developing a representative database of labeled dermatology images to support educational materials in dermatology residence programs, textbooks, and research. We are building a community platform where dermatologists are incentivized to upload images with diagnostic labels that can be used to address gaps in education and biases in computer vision models.
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