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DemVR Hackathond

April 6 @ 8:00 am - April 7 @ 5:00 pm

This event, organised by Open Lab at Newcastle University and held in central Newcastle, will provide an environment for innovative and creative ideas to emerge surrounding how we might create enriching shared experiences for people living with dementia.

At the beginning of this two-day hackathon, we will help to “matchmake” participants and aid in the formation of multidisciplinary teams (ready-formed teams are also welcome!). Saturday morning will see the event introduced by keynotes from industry, research and practice experts. Teams will be provided with creative material and qualitative data gathered from people living with dementia, as well as research from experts in the area of technology and dementia, in order to inspire them to create assets and environments that might enrich the experiences of those affected by the condition. After a solid 24 hours+ where participants are free to ideate, design, hack and make to their hearts’ content, teams will have the opportunity to demonstrate, and present their reasoning behind their design choices to a team of expert judges in dementia care and research, who will award a monetary prize to the winning team.


April 6 @ 8:00 am
April 7 @ 5:00 pm
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