Student develop app at hackathon for hearing and speech impaired

 New Delhi : A team of four Marwadi University (MU) students has come runners up in the All India Hackathon organized by Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Allahabad, for developing an app called FirstTalk which bridges the communication gap between hearing and speech impaired individuals using Machine Learning (ML) and Android Studio technologies.


The team mentored by the Faculty of Computer Applications (FoCA) at Marwadi University comprised of Komal Bhagchandani and Disha Sanghavi of B.Sc. (IT), Neha Suva from MCA and Ananya S from M.Sc. (Cyber Security) under the mentorship of Dr.Raviraj Vaghela


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


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


New-age technologies like Machine Learning and Android Studio are not only presenting immense learning and career opportunities for students but carry potent solutions for a better quality of human life. Useful across sectors such as telecommunications, medicine, BFSI (banking, financial services and insurance) and energy, ML enables a computer to learn on its own using artificial intelligence and mathematical data models.


In good news for budding developers, Google has also brought out new updates to its Android Studio developer universe, with a live edit feature that speeds up developers’ cycle times in real-time without having to wait to test their changes.


In all, competitive participation in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) domain which is one of the focus study areas at MU, with students being able to choose from a pool of software programming, electronics hardware, network and security, communication systems and data science — further helps refine a students’ career opportunities in Software Development, Machine Learning, Android/iOS Application, Robotics, Sensors & IoT, Data Analytics, Embedded Software, Wireless Technologies, Network & Security and VLSI Chip Design.