Team @Risk will represent London at the BattleHack World Finals, competing for a $100,000 Grand Prize.

Global payments providers PayPal and Braintree crowned the winners last weekend, after 45 teams came together for their very own marathon hackathon at Tobacco Dock, East London.

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Sam Machin and Pez Cuckhow, who met at BattleHack London 2014 and who came in second then, joined forces with Imran Ghory to address a real life issue that they have had to deal with in everyday life.
 

@Risk is an app that applies behavioural tracking to senior citizens in order to alert their children or carers in the event of a medical emergency. Their app integrated a large number of APIs and technologies, including Braintree, Estimote, Localz, Pusher, SendGrid and Twilio.
 

“We are surprised and thrilled to have won,” said Team @Risk. “This is a real world use case that we were able to use with actual data and create something that can genuinely help people."
 

John Lunn, senior global director for PayPal & Braintree_Dev, said: “Team @Risk created an app that uses things that you have to help the people you care about. They integrated a variety of tech - building an infrared TV detector, a smart socket and a telephone service.”

BattleHack is a global competition that will visit cities around the world and culminates at the World Finals in November. The winning team will be awarded $100,000, an axe trophy and the coveted title of being the Ultimate Hackers for Good.

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