May 16th,2020


What is BioHack?

BioHack is a 12-hour health & medicine-themed hackathon hosted at University of California, Riverside. As a beginner-friendly and multidisciplinary hackathon, BioHack aims to give students the opportunity to create innovative and personalized solutions and save lives with their projects.

During BioHack, students will get the opportunity to form teams and collaborate, attend workshops to learn about new technologies, and network with industry partners.


Want to help plan/organize BioHack 2020? Please fill out this interest form and we'll email you shortly regarding meeting times! If you have any questions, please feel free to email or contact us on social media!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • A hackathon is a weekend-long event that invites curious minds to learn and build something new. You may pick up a project of your choosing to work on during the event to dive into a topic you've been meaning to explore. You also get to meet new friends as you work in a team of up to 4!

  • If you are an undergraduate UCR student who is curious about hackingm then of course! If you do not have any programming experience, CS mentors will be around to help. If you are interested in mentoring during this event, you can fill out a mentor application!

  • No! BioHack encourages students who are curious about coding and health to create their coding project.

  • Applications to participate in BioHack 2019 are open now. Feel free to contact us at [email protected] if you have any further questions.

  • Nope! This event is free to all students. We will provide food, snacks, a place to hack, swag, and prizes for the winners!

  • Yes! Hardware will be provided

  • Bring a valid student ID for admission, a laptop with a charger, and anything else you need to hack away!

  • Since this event is a 12-hour event, sleeping over will not be necessary and will not be provided.

Past Projects

  • Overall 1st Place:

    SeeFood allows you to get nutritional information for the food you eat fast. Unlike other solutions, SeeFood uses computer vision and neural networks to identify what you're eating and see the nutritional value

  • Overall 2nd Place:

    A pill dispenser equipped with a timer that the user can set(ie: 1 hour, 4 hours, 2 days, 1 week, etc...) When the timer is up then the dispenser will sound an alarm until the pill is dispensed.

  • Best Startup Hack:
    Recover Track

    Using a Kinect or something similar to help physical therapy patients from the convenience of their​ own home.

  • Best Beginner's Hack:
    Hydration Reminder

    Input your weight in pounds, average exercise level, and sex, to output the liters of water you need, as well as how frequently you drink throughout the day to determine how much you need each time.

  • Best Hardware Hack:
    Apple a Day

    App allows patients to monitor their biometrics from the comfort of their home. Doctor can send patient a specific code so that he/she has access to the patient's medical records and biometric data.

  • Best Humitarian Hack:
    Emergency Wound Simulator

    Most people in highly stressful situations tend to freeze up. Our simulator seeks to familiarize people with emergency wound treatment so that they can calmly handle a life-or-death situation.

BioHack 2018