Project update 13 of 15
As a supporter, we thought you would like know about the progress of the HealthyPi project after completion of the campaign on Crowd Supply. All this has been possible only because of your backing and trust in us.
If you have been following our updates about HealthyPi, you’ll remember that we entered the HealthyPi Project on Hackaday to the Hackaday Prize 2017. We are very excited to receive the $20,000 second place in this year’s Hackaday Prize Challenge. This means a lot to us and allows us to explore more.
For the first time, ProtoCentral exhibited this year at Maker Faire Rome 2017. The products displayed were HealthyPi and HeartyPatch, our heart-rate variability monitoring wearable patch. Thanks to the great work of the Maker Faire organizers for the amazing event! Italy, and Europe in general, is a new experience for us and we had a great time.
We had a wide range of audience from little kids to even cardiologists curious about how the HeartyPatch works.
We also showed a small version of the HealthyPi with the Raspberry Pi 3, HealthyPi v3 and the Adafruit 3.5" touchscreen display which was different.
We even received a Blue ribbon for "Maker of Merit" from the Maker Faire Rome 2017 curators for our use of open source hardware for healthcare applications. This is the first time we received this at any Maker Faire and it encourages us to keep working on our open source hardware projects. There was even some Italian press coverage!
Best of all, we received an overwhelming response to the open source hardware movement and especially open source healthcare hardware.
If you have any suggestions, feature requests, bugs or anything else you would like to see in the HealthyPi or even contribute code to the project, please do so on our Github repo. We’d love to hear from you.
All this has been made possible only by the orders from our backers and we’re immensely grateful for your support.