Y-Doc wins the second edition of the Synlab Group Hackathon

Y-Doc is an artificial intelligence designed to assist chronic patients and caregivers in ensuring they do not forget to take their medications. Recently, it was awarded the first prize at the MIND in Milan (Italy), emerging as the winner of the second edition of the Hackathon. The event was organized by the Synlab Group, a leading European provider of diagnostic services and laboratory tests. It was promoted by EIT Health (European Institute of Innovation & Technology) in collaboration with Cariplo Factory, Federated Innovation @MIND, University of Naples Federico II, Roche, Novartis, and SYNLAB Health for you. The hackathon saw university students competing on the theme “Smart and Health City for a better quality of Life.”

Y-Doc, the AI that helps patients and caregivers remember medications

Y-Doc allows the attending physician to upload prescriptions to the platform, which can then interact with all of the patient’s devices, from mobile phones and smartwatches to voice assistants, minimizing the risk of forgetting medications.

The project was conceived by seven students from the Campus Bio-Medico University of Rome: Simone Spagnuolo, Francesca La Greca, Guglielmo Giannini, Virginia Montinaro, Antonio Spadea, Martina Zenobia Scopigno, and Matteo Gardusi. Together, they developed a platform that supports chronic patients and their caregivers in the daily management of therapies, especially in case of multiple pathologies. It is estimated that achieving 80% adherence to therapies by patients could result in savings of approximately 11 billion euros and about 200,000 fewer deaths each year in Italy.

Now, Y-Doc will be presented in Barcelona from November 30 to December 1, 2023, as part of the international final of the EIT Health Innovation Days. The event will bring together winners from other editions representing 23 European countries.