Startup Incubation & Innovation Centre, the technology business incubator at IIT Kanpur, announced the top 3 winners of the Hack & Reboot 2.0 Hackathon sponsored by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and MeitY Startup Hub.
According to a statement, the SIIC had organized the final pitching round for the 13 shortlisted novel technology solutions, followed by a closing ceremony under the Hack & Reboot 2.0 Hackathon on January 11& 12 last at IIT Kanpur’s Outreach Centre in Noida. Based on the final pitching round, the winners have now been announced marking a successful conclusion to this year’s edition.
Akinchan Kushwaha was announced as the winner of Hack & Reboot 2.0 for his innovation ‘Vivafeet’, while Dr Abhinav Gupta was adjudged first runner-up for POCCET-Lab (Point-Of-Care Cartridge-based Emergency Testing Lab) and Priyaranjan Tiwari was adjudged second runner-up for NODex devices, an IIT K statement here on Friday said.
Winner Akinchan Kushwaha has developed ‘VivaFeet’, a smart healthcare assistant in the form of a wearable sock that is targeted toward foot-related complications. It provides real-time monitoring of temperature, pressure, and GAIT of the foot to help prevent padiatric ailments like foot ulceration, and varicose veins at an early stage.
First runner-up, Dr Abhinav Gupta is developing POCCET-Lab (Point-Of-Care Cartridge-based Emergency Testing Lab), which is a handheld blood analyzer that uses microfloppies-based cartridges for different tests required in emergency care.
Second runner-up, Priyaranjan Tiwari’s team has developed NODex devices, which is capable of taking a rapid test for asthma with a non-invasive method that is convenient for children and adults. The individual taking the test has to blow into a handheld device that will track the results.