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The Internet-of-Ingestible-Things hackathon

As co-founder of Enteromics and PhD in Cyber-biosecurity, I launch the very first Internet-of-Ingestible-ThingsHackathon as a series of workshops bringing together experts from cybersecurity with medical device regulatory bodies and makers, to help design security for the new generation “Ingestible-Things” or secure smart gut-sensing pills.

Now one year in, the Covid19 pandemic has accelerated the technological transformation of healthcare. The increased need for telemedicine, at-home testing kits and remote-patient monitoring has reached its all-time high, bringing the Internet-of-Medical-Things (IoMT) to the forefront — a cross-breed of medical devices and consumer health products such as wearables.

We can see the…


PARTICIPANT THOUGHTS AND WANTS FOR THE 2021 INTERNET-OF-INGESTIBLE-THINGS™

The Internet-of-Ingestible-Things™

As co-founder of Enteromics and PhD in Cyber-biosecurity, I launch the very first Internet-of-Ingestible-Things, sponsored by the Dawes Centre for Future Crime, as a series of workshops bringing together experts from cybersecurity with medical device regulatory bodies and makers, to help design security for the new generation “Ingestible-Things” or secure smart gut-sensing pills.

What a time it’s been! Now exactly one month later, I share participant thoughts and wants for the 2021 Internet-of-Ingestible-Things™ series. With more than 200 attendees at our pre-hackathon talks, 27 individual applicants and 7 team applicants, from a…


FOR THE WINNER OF THE 2021 INTERNET-OF-INGESTIBLE-THINGS™

The Internet-of-Ingestible-Things™

As co-founder of Enteromics and PhD in Cyber-biosecurity, I launch the very first Internet-of-Ingestible-Things, sponsored by the Dawes Centre for Future Crime, as a series of workshops bringing together experts from cybersecurity with medical device regulatory bodies and makers, to help design security for the new generation “Ingestible-Things” or secure smart gut-sensing pills.

The time has come. After three months of training, two weeks of voting, we have our winner. Our expert panel has submitted their scores, and the people have spoken! What have they said?

They have said,

Power to the patient with BiotAI.

A team of MSc…


Back your favourite finalist team to help select the #IoiTHack winner for 2021!

The Internet-of-Ingestible-Things™ Series

As co-founder of Enteromics and PhD in Cyber-biosecurity, I launch the very first Internet-of-Ingestible-Things Hackathon, sponsored by the Dawes Centre for Future Crime, as a series of workshops bringing together experts from cybersecurity with medical device regulatory bodies and makers, to help design security for the new generation “Ingestible-Things” or secure smart gut-sensing pills.

The time has finally come. After three months of the very first Internet-of-Ingestible-Things™ Hackathon, it is time for the DEMO BATTLE: Finalist Teams pitch their final Ingestible-Things™ proposal to our expert Judges Panel one last time. …


Meet the three teams that progress to the next stage of the Internet-of-Ingestible-Things™ Hackathon as they begin to prototype their gut sensing pills.

The Internet-of-Ingestible-Things™ Series

As co-founder of Enteromics and PhD in Cyber-biosecurity, I launch the very first Internet-of-Ingestible-Things Hackathon, sponsored by the Dawes Centre for Future Crime, as a series of workshops bringing together experts from cybersecurity with medical device regulatory bodies and makers, to help design security for the new generation “Ingestible-Things” or secure smart gut-sensing pills.

We have selected the Top three teams from a competitive round of seven other applicant groups with a very high standard of proposals. The selected teams will progress into the next stage of the Internet-of-Ingestible-Things™ (#IoiTHack) to help design and build the new generation of secure…


The Internet-of-Ingestible-Things™ Series

As co-founder of Enteromics and PhD in Cyber-biosecurity, I launch the very first Internet-of-Ingestible-Things Hackathon, sponsored by the Dawes Centre for Future Crime, as a series of workshops bringing together experts from cybersecurity with medical device regulatory bodies and makers, to help design security for the new generation “Ingestible-Things” or secure smart gut-sensing pills.

The end of the series of talks marks the beginning of the two week sprint for the seven teams competing for a place in the Internet-of-Ingestible-Things™ Hackathon! …


I’d walk into the lecture theatre, position myself in the center, look at as many of my audience’s eyes as I could, give a faint smile and I’d begin; where I would have usually said “and now put your imagination hat on", I found myself saying this time, “in light of the current pandemic".

I am a PhD candidate at the Centre for Future Crime in the University College London. My background is in Biochemistry and Theoretical Systems Biology and my current research focuses on biocrime, or the exploitation of biological tools, devices, information and systems. I claim that, despite current regulation (such as the Biological Weapons Convention of 1972 or the struggling International Health Regulations of 2005 by the World Health Organisation (WHO)), Biosecurity is outdated. And that’s because it is outpaced by technology . Technology such as DNA sequencing — yes that tube of saliva you probably sent halfway across the world…


I signed up as an observer, came out a participant.

Austin, Texas

There were 19 responses on my survey before the conference.

Biohacking has, for the past couple of years, been one of the major buzz words. Ranging from health optimization to technological augmentation, biohacking covers a range of a whole loads of “boundary pushing”. This year I attended my first BDYHAX CON, held in Austin, Texas for the past four years. The BDYHAX CON (bodyhacking conference) is centered around the idea of making the right choices for your own body by getting access to the latest in science and technology. Translation? …


A talk on future crime held at the University College London

The Dawes Centre for Future Crimes at the University College of London (UCL) hosts Security Science Seminar Series (for alliteration’s sake) every Wednesday to bridge the gap between academia and industry through practitioner talks. I invited Peter Joosten to speak to us about the Superhuman Era — impact, crime and ethics. Peter is a self-proclaimed biohacker or pursuer of an upgraded-self through personal experimentation and adaptation of new technology. He runs a Dutch podcast show “de Project Leven” and is the curator of “https://superhumantalks.com/”, …


A symposium to tackle “Bias and Discrimination” challenges in data.

The 2nd European Symposium Series on Societal Challenges in Computational Social Science (or EuroCSS for short) was held in Cologne Germany on the 4th — 7th of December 2018. I attended it to participate in the first ever “Paper Hackathon” organized by Associate Professor Bennett Kleinberg (UCL), that was taking place as a workshop on Linguistic Temporal Trajectory Analysis (LTTA) or a very fancy way of saying text analysis: how text language changes with time. I was intrigued with the “Paper hackathon” as the aim was to, by the end of the day, have a publishable paper (for those that…

Mariam Elgabry

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