As COVID-19 creates unprecedented challenges that have never been seen before, the Emory University and Georgia Tech communities have the opportunity to help. The Emory Global Health Institute, the Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech & Emory, CREATE X, and the Emory University School of Medicine are partnering to host a virtual hackathon, HACK COVID-19: Back to Work & School Solutions, with students from both universities to pursue solutions to challenging problems sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic.

This hackathon will include teams comprised of Georgia Tech and Emory students who will develop solutions for multiple COVID-19-related problems.Teams will compete for cash prizes, and the winning team will also have the opportunity to take their solution to market through Georgia Tech’s CREATE-X Startup Launch accelerator.

HACK COVID-19: Back to Work & School Solutions | January 22-24, 2021

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2020 Winning Teams

Team 5


An app that communicates current population density and capacity at businesses and public spaces to users.

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Team 48


An app that keeps users informed about nursing home residents' needs and health status.

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Team 59


Integrating COVID test results into legacy Electronic Medical Records (EMRs).

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Honorable Mention: Team 103

Covid Cleaner

A multimodal approach using computer vision and signal processing to identify COVID-19 infection sites.

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