Healthcare Hackathon

May 20 - 21

About Us

What is BioHack?

BioHack is a 24-hour health and medicine-themed hackathon hosted by the University of California, Riverside. This year, BioHack 2022 will be held online via Discord.

Our Mission

Our mission is to cultivate the next generation of BioHackers and healthcare advocates and help meet the patient care needs of today with the technology of tomorrow.

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.

BioHack invites students with a passion to help the community to work together to move healthcare forward and cultivate the biotechnology hub of the Inland Empire.

Past Winners

Here are last year's winners from BioHack 2021!


Overall 1st Place

ESPI is a virtual platform matches standardized patients (SPs) to medical students with greater accessibility, diversity, efficiency, and nuance. SP methodology is backed by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) as a reliable training and evaluation tool for medical education settings.

XYZ Driver

Best Beginner

A Matlab program that uses eye-tracking to evaluate if a driver's eyes verge off of the road. If so, the program makes a beeping noise to alert the driver to keep their eyes on the road.

Sunlight Reme-D

Best Startup

By including location, season, age, and skin tone parameters, the app provides each user with unique and personal advice to help them get enough sunlight and vitamin D.

Safety Gas Mask Detector

Best Hardware

The gas detector mask detects the presence of particles and/or noxious gases in the air. It does this using a gas optical density (OD) sensor and a temperature and humidity sensor.


Best Green

With every person's birthday we plant a tree in their name! 20% of our proceeds go to saving our planet. Friends-based approach rather than followers. Unlike many of our competitors we don't sell your data and we ensure maximum safety with password authentication and more!

Hospital Help

Best Sketch

Hospital Help allows hospitals to enter in their current resources, capacity, and staff count to manage and view their resources. Hospitals can see the information of other hospitals that are in a close enough vicinity.


Best Google Cloud

Visualise will read their emotions, through the AI and ML framework, and will formulate the data. The user can see a real-time live graph that'll show them their emotions. After the user decides to stop, a pie-chart will display what their face expressions were throughout the session.


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What is a hackathon?

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 members!

Who can attend?

This event is open to all college students! You do not need any prior skills or qualifications to attend.

Do I need to be a CS major or minor to participate?

No! Biohack encourages any and all students who are curious about coding and health to participate in our workshops and create a project. We also host beginner friendly workshops where participants can learn new skills that they can utilize in their project submissions.

How do I register?

Priority registration will open soon. Please keep an eye out on our social media platforms to hear the announcement. Once applications are open, you will be able to register through this website.

How do I know if I'm qualified to participate?

You can view your application status via the website's profile dropdown. We will also send an email to you once we have reviewed your application.

Does this event cost money?

No! This event is completely free to all participants.

What timezone is this event in?

This event takes place in Pacific Time (PT).

Will there be hardware available?

Due to the virtual format of this year, we are unfortunately unable to provide hardware as we did in previous years. That said, if you do possess your own hardware/equipment, please feel free to utilize them in your own projects.

What should I bring?

All you need is a device (e.g. laptop, PC, etc.) and access to the internet!

Where do I sleep?

Because we are virtual this year, you are able to sleep in the luxury of your own home, unlike previous years.

What if I don't know how to use Discord and/or Hop In?

Support for navigating Discord and Hop In will be readily available during the hackathon, but it is recommended that you familiarize yourself with these services prior to the event. You can learn more about Discord here, and Hop In here.

Am I required to enter with a team?

Participating in the event within a team of at least 2 is mandatory for project submission. (Accommodations can be made should you desire to join a team during check-in.)

How many people can be in my team?

The maximum number of hackers in a team is 4 participants.

Can I submit a project I already made?

No! Projects determined to be pre-made or submitted at a previous hackathon will not be considered.

Do I require prior experience with computer programming to attend?

Prior knowledge is not required to attend the event and go to workshops!

Do I have to create a project?

Creating a project is not required to attend the event! If you would like to exclusively go to the workshops, you may do so.

What if my question is not listed?

Feel free to contact us at with any of your questions.

Get Involved

Not interested in hacking, but still interested in the behind-the-scenes of BioHack? Great! We'd love to have you on our team.

Our Team

Aneesh Sharma


Jimmy Ho

Operations Lead

Kevin Ho

Operations Lead

Shruti Jawale

Sponsorship Lead

Evelyn Aguirre Vargas

Marketing Lead

Natasha Brinkley

Marketing Lead

J.S. Pescasio

Web Dev Lead

Operations CommitteeGagan M.