Voice Assistants for All Hackathon

Thursday, July 12 - Friday, July13 in Playa Vista, CA


Submissions are closed.  

USC Center for Body Computing and WITH Foundation are working together to ensure that the future of digital health includes the perspective and experiences of all individuals.

The Challenge

The current U.S. healthcare system provides inadequate consideration for the needs of many groups, including Individual with Developmental Disabilities, seniors, and veterans. There are many reasons for this, including inadequate resources, time constraints and a lack of understanding and knowledge of the unique needs of these populations. We think emerging digital technologies can help.

Health care advocates are valuable for many populations, assisting the individual and the care team by providing much needed explanations of medical conditions, and the ability to assist patients with communication of their needs to providers.

Much of our health is shaped at home, where we typically begin and end each day. The challenge is to use a home-based voice controlled intelligent personal assistant driven by artificial intelligence (AI) to develop a health advocate for all populations.

Come see the Finalists give their pitch Friday July 13th, 10AM - 12PM!

  • Call for Submissions
    April 2, 2018
  • Current StageSubmission Deadline
    June 12, 2018
  • Finalists Announced
    July 2018
  • Hackathon & Awards Ceremony
    July 12-13 2018


One Grand Prize Winner will receive


Winners are responsible for any applicable local, state, or federal taxes and reporting that may be required under applicable tax laws.

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Event Sponsors

If you are interested in learning more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Brooks DiPaula at Brooks.DiPaula@med.usc.edu


We extend thanks to Orbita, Inc. who will provide development sandboxes to developers who wish to use the Orbita Voice™ platform. See FAQ for more information.


See Frequently Asked Questions here.