An innovative step

Hackathon

An innovative step

Next Tech Lab from SRM University recently won the IESA Hackathon-Vision Summit 2017. Three members from the Internet of Things group at Next Tech Lab, SRM University, won the Industrial IoT-AR/ VR Make-a-thon organised by the IESA Vision Summit 2017.

The 30-hour hackathon, sponsored by Intel, took place recently at The Leela Palace, Bengaluru. Swaroop Belur (third year ECE), Aakash Jain (third year ECE) and Suresh Kumar (first year mechatronics) prototyped a Smart Industrial Failure Detection System combining technologies like Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence and augmented reality.

They competed with experienced professionals from the industry and the startup ecosystem. Their hack impressed the panel of judges and the trio walked away with a grand prize of Rs 1 lakh. The cheque was given by Karnataka’s IT/ BP minister, Priyank Kharge, and founder of Hero Electronix, Ujjwal Munjal.

Their team named ‘The Machinists’ worked for 30 hours straight to come up with a prototype from scratch. The system they built collects vital machine sensor data like temperature, humidity and moisture and sends all this data to the cloud, allowing easy access from anywhere.

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