After a string of successes in 2020, the Brain Bucket student team from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Amrita University), Coimbatore campus in South India aced Urban Mobility Hackathon 2021 organized by the City of Riga, funded by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) Urban Mobility, an initiative of the European Union.
This global hackathon was held virtually from 15 to 17 April 2021 and had prize money of 3000 Euros. The focus of EIT Urban Mobility is to accelerate positive change on mobility to make urban spaces more livable.
AMRITA University’s brain bucket student team presented a Smart headgear built on a modular approach based on requirements that two-wheeler Delivery Personnel in gig economy, motorcycle users, cyclists and children to improve general road behaviour and safety.
Dr Sasangan Ramanathan, Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham said, “Amrita is an innovations hub and this concept of modular approach makes technology integration into our daily lives a lot easier and simpler”.
Team Brain Bucket student members are Darshan M., Gokul Raj J, V.S.S.K Chaitanya, all students of III Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) Computer Science & Engineering (CSE) and Bavesh Ram S., III B.Tech Electronics & Communication Engineering (ECE) and mentored by Dr Prashant R. Nair, Associate Professor-CSE, Amrita University, Coimbatore campus, India