Intel IoT hackathon inspires creation of innovative solutions in India

Intel Software recently concluded its two-day Internet of Things (IoT) roadshow (11th and 12th April 2015) in Bengaluru. 153 makers and pro-makers came together at this 24 hour hackathon to build IoT enabled solutions. 45 IOT solutions were created using the Intel IoT Developer kits which includes an Intel® Edison board which is an Arduino-compatible development board featuring Intel architecture.

The winner, DriveAlert, created a smart IoT enabled solution to prevent mishaps due to drowsy driving/ flying and enhancing driver efficiency using their driving data. The solution will not only help detect drowsy driving but also improve driver’s efficiency by using the captured data. The device will capture behavior patterns of the driver and his interaction with the components of the vehicle. This gathered data will be then used to give the driver a feedback, in turn improving his efficiency.

Other notable projects that made it to the top were SipUp and Evolve followed by IOT Pet Feeder, Enigma – Intel-i-Drone and Intelligent Door/Box. The judging panel was a mix of Industry experts’ journalists and members from  Intel  team.

Commenting on success of the road-show, Narendra Bhandari – Director, APJ, Intel Software and Services Group – Developer Relations Division said, “IoT is a huge opportunity and software plays a key role as a catalyst in enabling smarter solutions. The Intel® IoT Roadshow provides young and enthusiastic makers and hobbyists with a platform to demonstrate their creativity using Intel® Edison boards.  This year we saw a lot of out-of-box innovations and interesting solutions by young entrepreneurs. Intel will continue to invest in such efforts to nurture the local ecosystem and encourage local makers and entrepreneurs to innovate and contribute to the Digital India vision of the government.”

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