Smart India Hackathon 2020
IIT Bhilai is proud to announce that a team of BTech students has won the Smart India Hackathon 2020 competition on August 5, 2020. The team led by Ashitabh Misra and comprising of Rohit Kar, Smarna Pankanti, Hemant Meena, Shubham Agarwal, and Pawan Kumar designed an Application named Alztech.ai for detecting early-onset of Alzheimer using Spatial Navigation features.
Smart India Hackathon is a nationwide initiative to provide students with a platform to solve some of the pressing problems we face in our daily lives, and thus inculcate a culture of product innovation and a mindset of problem-solving.
The solution presented by the team was an online mobile application that tests a person’s memory, hand-eye coordination, abstract thinking, and spatial navigation skills. They created a 3D path-tracing game that uses Artificial Intelligence to analyze a player’s game playing strategy to identify anomalies and assess the early onset of memory degeneration. Supported by the latest research in academia, they aimed to create the most significant platform in Alzheimer's research in India.
The team bagged Rs. 1,00,000 cash award along with certificates after battling a challenging 56-hour hackathon. The biggest challenge this time for the participants was that they had to make their contributions remotely and their effort synergised to bring around a futuristic technological innovation forward to help humanity fight a poorly understood chronic neurodegenerative disease that affects millions worldwide.