Summer Cohort Winners:
Marc Berman, Faculty, Social Sciences Division and Kathryn Schertz, Doctoral Student, Department of Psychology
ReTUNE enhances urbanites well-being through their daily pedestrian experience. App Challenge developers will be exploring how Dr. Berman’s environmental data of Chicago can be used to suggest an optimally “natural” route between two locations.
MomSupport aims to identify Post-Partum Depression in frequently missed women and, if needed, to offer immediate emergency help to new mothers. App Challenge developers will build a research-ready iOS app capable of administering weekly post partum depression questionnaires to new mothers and timely resources to depression help.
Clarity will automatically pull data from a personalized set of lifestyle apps to record behavior and check for signs of depression, which can then be assessed and discussed with a mental health professional. App Challenge developers will build a research-ready iOS app capable of pulling multiple streams of behavioral data into one place.
Spring Cohort Winners:
EngAGE: EngAGE Team (Voice-Enabled Applications Focus Challenge Winner)
Advancing the Practices of Teachers (APT): Orrin Murray, Urban Education Institute (Cognitive Computing Focus Challenge Winner)
You can do this too, four times a year.
Have you experienced an unmet need or opportunity in your everyday life (at work, in your research, at home or elsewhere)? Are you working on a research project that might benefit from an app, a website, or cognitive computing? Are you already working on an idea with UChicago (e.g. I-Corps, BIG, ITM) and want to build some part of it? Not sure?
The UChicago App Challenge helps you translate that idea or observation into a mobile app, great website or something else (surprise us)! Students, faculty, staff, alums and now Polsky members can submit their ideas year round. We do the heavy lifting to build your idea. We’ve got $10,000 in prizes. Your idea could win you some serious cash!
Almost all of our semi-finalists and finalists have had no technical background. That's what we're here for. See what they ended up creating.