Oulu 5GFWD Hackathon Grand Prix Prize to a Team from India

Hospital navigation with augmented reality brought victory in 5G-Hackathon

“We will strive to get our application implemented here in Oulu, in India and all around the world”, says Pranav Jain from the winning team.

The Oulu 5GFWD Hackathon Grand Prix prize winning app, Navify, helps people to navigate with augmented reality. The solution can also be used to build for example a system of autonomous robots delivering parcels to the right places in large building complexes.

The first 5G-technology hackathon was organized in Oulu. Already some 2.6 billion people around the world use technologies developed in Oulu and the hackathon was a new way to solidify Oulu’s position as the 5G hub drawing experts. Oulu 5GFWD Hackathon attracted highly international crowd of developers, coders and experts from various fields to hack away the white nights of the North. Hacker teams developed 5G solutions for Nokia, Telia and Oulu University Hospital in an intense 48-hour development competition. More than 70 hackers were present in the hackathon and many teams had more members participating over the internet.

Read the full story at businessoulu.com.

Victoria Krisman is Interactive Media Specialist for the Intelligent Community Forum.
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