Undergrad Team to Represent Cal at Mobile Health Competition in South Africa


A team of four Berkeley undergraduates was one of only twelve competitors worldwide accepted to participate in this year’s GSM Association Mobile Health University Challenge in Cape Town, South Africa, on May 28.

Berkeley’s team designed a digital checklist called LifeCheck that helps health-care providers avoid potentially deadly mistakes. The team developed a prototype of its application in Cal’s Mobile Applications and Entrepreneurship class, which is open to all majors.

Two members of the Berkeley team, including Haas undergrad Hung Dang, BS 12, will travel to Cape Town to present the idea and meet industry representatives. The winning team will receive a $5,000 award.

Other U.S. schools accepted include USF, UCSF, and MIT. They will compete against teams from Indonesia, Jordan, Brazil, Lebanon, Canada, Senegal, and the UK. The competition is part of the Mobile Health Summit, an industry conference addressing the role of mobile technology in human health.

For more information, see bmic.org/gsmamobilehealthchallenge.

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