Three undergraduate students from the University of Pittsburgh tackled the challenge of helping young patients remember to take medicines on time and at the right dose at the first-ever Hack This. Help Kids pediatric health care hackathon.

The hackathon participants spent 24 hours working in teams to solve an unmet pediatric problem identified by the hospital’s community. The Pitt team, Sailbot 2020, included Andrew Lobos, a senior computer science student, Kaylene Stocking, a senior bioengineering and computer engineering student; and Jay Maier a senior mechanical engineering student.

The Sailbot 2020 team chose the challenge of helping children stick to the medicine schedule and decided to prototype a smart, kid-friendly pill dispenser.

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