Greenwood High talent excels at Hackathon 2019

April 2, 2019

A three-member team of young coders from Greenwood High International School were awarded second runners up at a 24-hour hackathon event conducted recently at Stonehill International school. Around a hundred students from eight schools participated in the event. Varun Giridhar, Dhruv Venkataraman and Srivatsava Missula of Xth standard, IGCSE participated in the event as GWH coders and were awarded the 3rd prize in the senior category for their idea to create a mobile app which can help in the management of medicines. The talented trio was instrumental in successfully creating a compliant mobile app as per the official theme of the competition. The team created a mobile app with OCR capabilities, text analytics, and database design along with the API capabilities in 24 hours and were able to demonstrate the entire concept including integration with Google (Home) on what medicines to take and when. The students were also awarded a prize money of Rs. 10,000 for their landmark innovation.

The theme of the competition this year was education, healthcare, and food. Greenwood High coders were inspired to bring their efforts to the fore in a proactive attempt to ideate a solution in Healthcare, where they developed an app using technology which enabled them to solve the problem of medicine consumption errors including wrong medicines consumed unknowingly or the prescribed medicines not consumed on-time as well as not validating the purpose and authenticity of the medicine as there are lots of Fake/recalled/expired medicines still in circulation. The concept was to scan the pills for analysis and recommend the patients on the information related to its purpose, recommended dosage, side effects, and its authenticity along with places to purchase. On scanning the prescriptions, the app creates a medical schedule for the patients and leverages Google Home for seamless interaction related to reminders and clarifications.

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