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February
2011

Netra and ColloboRhythm Win 2nd Place at Health 2.0 Developer Challenge

Health 2.0 Developer Challenge

Health 2.0 has been running a series of one-day Developer Challenges over the past few months. On Saturday, February 19th, 2011 they came to the Microsoft New England Research and Development Center in Cambridge, MA. Erick Passos and Alex Olwal of the MIT Media Lab's Camera Culture group joined forces with John Moore and Scott Gilroy of the New Media Medicine group. In the course of just a few hours, they integrated Netra (an interactive, portable, and inexpensive solution for evaluating vision and eye disorders that has been developed by the Camera Culture group) with CollaboRhtyhm. The demonstration allowed a remote medical professional to review the results of the user’s eye assessment immediately. In addition, the user and the professional could collaboratively navigate the history of results through an interactive visualization.  The team won 2nd place in the challenge and will advance to the final round in San Diego on March 21st and 22nd. Stay tuned for more details.