Biogen Idec Hacks MS Stress
Life can be complicated for us all, but fortunately we have technology — and those behind it — to give us a hand. That’s why Biogen Idec is hosting Hack MS, a weekend-long hackathon to encourage the tech community to use their brains and (coding) brawn to create technologies that help people with multiple sclerosis (MS). Join us February 2015 in Boston for an event full of fun, prizes and innovation.
MS is a serious autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system and may impact vision, sensation, balance, and muscle control. There is a continuous need for people with MS to find solutions tailored to their everyday needs that include methods of stress management, since stress can aggravate MS symptoms. Biogen Idec is sponsoring this event to help individuals with MS manage their stress through technology.
We’re looking for creative solutions that are fun and easy to use. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 tech solutions focused in the areas of stress management, which include prioritization, problem-solving techniques, and relaxation skills. Solutions that focus on these areas have the potential to genuinely assist people living with MS in their daily lives.
So get ready to Hack MS with Biogen Idec on Friday, February 6 –Sunday, February 8th, 2015 at District Hall in Boston, MA. You don’t want to miss out on the chance to change the lives of people with MS and win $40,000 in prizes!