CAMTech-X: Jugaadathon

March 11-12, 2017| June 17, 2017|  India

Congratulations to Team RespirAid, Winners of the CAMTech-X: Jugaadathon!

Team RespirAid

Competing against nine other teams during CAMTech-X: Final Demo Day, Team RespirAid of Bengaluru, India won $15K USD/10 Lakh rupees and six months of acceleration support for the progress they have made designing an affordable alternative to current manual/hand-held ventilation devices. RespirAid works with existing ventilation bags to ensure safer and more effective care for India’s urban poor. Click here to see Team RespirAid’s Demo Day presentation.

CAMTech also congratulates the first and second runner-ups for their continued participation and progress innovating since March 2017:

  • First Runner-Up: Team Vectors, Manipal – A cost-effective delivery system for larvicides. This is an eco-friendly cake that can be tossed into stagnant water bodies to kill the mosquito larvae present in them.
  • Second Runner-Up: Team Altius Biomedical, Delhi – A 3D printed Myoelectric Arm for upper limb amputees with multiple actions.

Over 500 engineers, clinicians, entrepreneurs, designers and public health innovators from across India, Africa and the United States participated in the CAMTech-X: Jugaadathon. CAMTech, Lattice Innovations and GE Healthcare congratulate each team for their dedication to improving healthcare access for India’s urban poor.

CAMTech-X Final Demo Day, held June 17, 2017 in New Delhi, brought together 10 teams from the CAMTech-X: Jugaadathon, India’s largest healthcare hack-a-thon that took place in March 2017 in five cities across the country. The winning teams representing the best innovations from each hack-a-thon received mentorship through the CAMTech team and network and traveled to New Delhi. In partnership with Lattice Innovations and GE Healthcare, teams presented their innovations to investors, corporate partners, healthcare organizations and other stakeholders. Click here to read more.

CAMTech-X: Jugaadathon Winners

From maternal and newborn health to air pollution, access to clean water, diabetes and decentralized healthcare systems, participants pitched over 250 clinical challenges and formed 92 teams. Below are the five winning teams from each CAMTech-X: Jugaadathon location:

  • Bengaluru: Team RespirAid – an affordable alternative to current manual/hand-held ventilation devices that works with existing ventilation bags to ensure safer and more effective care
  • New Delhi: Team Mech Tech – a solution that helps reduce both air pollution and mosquito-borne illnesses by combining an air purifier with an electric mosquito/bug zapper
  • Manipal: Team TrackVac: a vaccination and immunization tracking for infants that sends vaccination reminders to mothers and community health workers
  • Bhubaneswar: Team SALUBRIOUS – a solution that helps improve micronutrient deficiency among the urban poor by blending micronutrients into commonly eaten foods, such as biscuits
  • Mumbai: Team Dash – a system to improve adherence to TB medication among the urban poor

Each of these teams received mentorship through the CAMTech team and network and had an opportunity to travel to New Delhi on June 17, 2017 to present their innovations to investors, corporate partners, healthcare organization and other stakeholders.

A general overview of the Demo Day Agenda:

Saturday, 17 June 2017

10:00 - 11:00 AMRegistration
11:00 - 11:40 AM
Welcoming Remarks
11:40 - 12:00 PM
Introductory Session
12:00 - 12:30 PMIntroduction to CAMTech Ambassadors
12:30 - 13:30 PMLunch + Technology Showcase
13:30 - 16:00 PMTeam Presentations
16:00 - 17:00 PM
Judge Deliberation + Tea
17:00 - 18:00 PM Award Ceremony
18:00 PM Dispersal

A general overview of the hack-a-thon weekend activities:

Saturday, 11 March 2017

7:30 AMRegistration
8:00 AM
9:00 AM
CAMTech welcome address
9:30 AMIntroduction to hack-a-thon
9:40 AM Hacking 101
10:00 AMProblem pitches
11:30 AM
Hacking begins
2:30 PM
Hack shop opens
3:00Team registration
5:30 PM
8:30 PMDinner
9:00 PMHacker shop closes
12:00 AMTeam registration closes

Teams may continue hacking overnight

Sunday, 12 March 2017

8:00 AMBreakfast
8:30 AM
Mentors return
9:00 AMMandatory practice pitches begin
9:30 AM
Hacker shop opens
1:00Mandatory practice pitches end
1:00Hacker shop closes
1:30 PM
2:30 PMFinal presentations, judges introduced
5:30 PMJudges deliberation
5:30 PM Participant feedback session
6:30 PMAwards and closing remarks

The first place winners from each site ($500 award, including travel) received automatic entry into the finals in New Delhi on June 17, 2017. Team RespirAid, the winning team of the June 17th Delhi event, received 15 Lakh rupees.

All remaining teams from the five sites had an opportunity to apply for a 100-day post-Jugaadathon award, where up to 5 teams were selected to travel to Delhi and received $250 USD toward their travel to compete in Final Demo Day on June 17, 2017.


Below are helpful articles, reports and statistics about urban poverty in India.

National Urban Health Mission “Thrust Areas” for States –National Health Mission – Gov. of India

Challenges Faced by India’s Urban PoorWorld Economic Forum

Forgotten Voices: The World of Urban Children in IndiaPWC

Urban Poverty in India, Slamming the