Roorkee, 8 Feb 2018: A team of students, Qwerty Killers, from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee have been declared first runners-up at GE Digital IIOT Hackathon held in Bangalore among 959 participants. The team, QWERTY Killers comprising of Aman Jain, Shubham Pandey and Vipul Kala was awarded Rs. 50,000/- as prize money. The hackathon invited ideas on topics such as Smart City, IIOT, Healthcare etc and was divided into four phases, the idea submission, developing a prototype, virtual presentation, and the final presentation in GE Digital office in Bengaluru.
QWERTY Killers have come up with an application of ‘Smart Eye’. The idea was to make a 24/7 emergency and security application using video intelligence on the feed from public security cameras (CCTV) and make the city smart and safe. The app could identify if a road accident has occurred and could then report the incident to the concerned authorities by sending a mail and placing a phone call. This can be used to notify the nearest hospital about the accident so that quick action can be taken. The app aims to save approximately Rs 5000 crore expenditure in 20 smart cities. The app also attaches the images of the accident along with the mail so that a check can be made that no false alarm has been raised.
GE Digital IIOT hackathon was a nationwide hackathon hosted on hackerearth.com which witnessed a participation of around 959 teams from different colleges across India.