Students develop an app at a hackathon for the hearing impaired

More than 52 teams participated from various educational institutions and 22 teams qualified in the first round and only eight in the second round

A team of four students from Marwadi University (MU) have been finalists in the All India Hackathon organized by the Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Allahabad, for developing an app called FirstTalk that bridges the communication gap between hearing impaired and people with hearing loss using Machine Learning Technologies (ML) and Android Studio.

The team mentored by the Faculty of Computer Applications (FoCA) of Marwadi University consisting of Komal Bhagchandani and Disha Sanghavi from BSc (IT), Neha Suva from MCA and Ananya S from MSc (Cyber ​​Security) under the mentorship by Dr. Raviraj Vaghela

More than 52 teams participated from various educational institutions and 22 teams qualified in the first round and only eight in the second round.

“First Talk was developed by the students of our faculty in 3 days, solving real-world challenges using technologies unimaginable a few years ago. At MU, we encourage the integration of the latest technological developments into our learning modules, so that our students keep up with the changing times,” says Dean of MU FoCA, Dr. Sridaran Rajagopal.

New era technologies such as Machine Learning and Android Studio not only provide immense learning and career opportunities for students, but also provide powerful solutions for a better quality of human life. Useful in industries such as telecommunications, medicine, BFSI (banking, financial services and insurance) and energy, ML allows a computer to learn on its own using artificial intelligence and models of mathematical data.

Good news for budding developers, Google has also released new updates to its Android Studio development universe, with a live editing feature that speeds up developer cycle times in real time without having to wait to test. their changes.

All in all, competitive participation in the field of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), which is one of MU’s priority areas of study, with students able to choose from a pool of software programming, hardware electronics, network and security, communication and data systems. science – further helps narrow down career opportunities for students in software development, machine learning, Android/iOS apps, robotics, sensors and IoT, data analytics data, embedded software, wireless technologies, network and security and VLSI chip design.

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